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It’s a Joke, Son! (1947) – [Public Domain Movie]

Foghorn Leghorn

The first Eagle-Lion film stars Kenny Delmar as Senator Beauregard Claghorn, his “Allen’s Alley” resident-character heard on Fred Allen’s radio program. Claghorn was a blustery, one-man-Chamber-of-Commerce for all things Southern, who had no tolerence for anything north of the Mason-Dixon line, although he made allowances for South Philly. The character inspired the creation of one of the most popular of the Warners’ cartoon characters, Foghorn Leghorn, who re-worked most of the original’s material and style.

A short clip from the radio show:

and the main feature:

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