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Barnyard Follies (1940)

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67 min | Comedy, Music

Pappy, the manager of the Farmdale orphanage, appropriates five thousand dollars of the taxpayers' money to enroll his charges in a 4-H project that could make the orphanage self-sufficient. This infuriates Hiram Crabtree and Sam Spitz, ...See morePappy, the manager of the Farmdale orphanage, appropriates five thousand dollars of the taxpayers' money to enroll his charges in a 4-H project that could make the orphanage self-sufficient. This infuriates Hiram Crabtree and Sam Spitz, who profit from selling supplies to the orphanage and therefore have no desire to see it become self-sufficient. Consequently, Crabtree and Spitz charge Pappy with misappropriation of funds and demand that he repay the money immediately. Just when things look bad for Pappy, he learns that he has inherited a nightclub and goes to the city to investigate. There he finds that the club is insolvent and that the performers are demanding their salaries. Pappy suggests that they come to Farmdale to work for their wages, and when the performers learn of the plight of the orphanage, they offer to stage a show to recoup the shortage in funds. Crabtree and Spitz, still trying to retain control of the orphanage, invoke a fire ordinance to prevent the show from being staged in a barn. To invalidate the ordinance, the orphans set fire to a haystack, and as the fire engines speed toward the fire, the youngsters chop down the bridge, stranding the trucks at the barn. The presence of the fire trucks offsets the fire hazard, and the show goes on. After Mrs. Uppington, a local dowager, exposes the motives of Spitz and Crabtree, the orphans continue to work on their 4-H project with the promise that they will be self-sufficient by the fall. See less
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Writers
Dorrell McGowan (screenplay) | Stuart E. McGowan (screenplay) (as Stuart McGowan) | Robert T. Shannon (story)
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Updated Oct 6, 1940

Release date
Oct 6, 1940 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Mary Lee
Bubbles Martin Bubbles Martin   See fewer
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Rufe Davis
Bucksaw Beechwood Bucksaw Beechwood   See fewer
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June Storey
Louise Dale Louise Dale   See fewer
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Jed Prouty
Sam Spitz Sam Spitz   See fewer
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Victor Kilian
Hiram Crabtree Hiram Crabtree   See fewer
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Robert Homans
Fire Inspector Fire Inspector   See fewer
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Dorothy Harrison
Queen of Dairyland Queen of Dairyland   See fewer
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Harry Cheshire
Pappy (as Harry 'Pappy' Cheshire) Pappy (as Harry 'Pappy' Cheshire)   See fewer
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Mary Jane De Zurik
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Carolyn De Zurik
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James J. Jeffries
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John Archer
Jeff Hill (as Ralph Bowman) Jeff Hill (as Ralph Bowman)   See fewer
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Isabel Randolph
Mrs. Uppington Mrs. Uppington   See fewer
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The Kidoodlers
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Paul Cordner
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Bill Kearnes
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Eddie Lewis
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Bob Remington
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Al Bridge
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Iola Connolly
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Norma Jean Lee
Orphan Girl (uncredited) Orphan Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lillian Manners
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Robert McKenzie
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Frank O'Connor
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Lillian Randolph
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Victor Robbins
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Jean Tours
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6.1 / 10 | 19 votes