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The Great Gildersleeve

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This was the first of five profitable RKO Radio quickies based on the popular radio series [[Feature~V20671~The Great Gildersleeve~thegreatgildersleeve]]. Harold Peary, a normally slender actor who went through an arduous fattening-up process before shooting started, repeats his radio role as Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, pompous water commissioner of the town of Springfield. While trying to wend his way through the complicated political system in his tiny metropolis, "Gildy" endeavors to escape the...more

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