Something for the Birds (1952)

Something for the Birds (1952)

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Something for the Birds is a toothless satire of Washington, filmed during the McCarthy era. For lack of a political target that wouldn't get them labeled as Communists, the producers decided to go after lobbyists. Patricia Neal comes to Washington on behalf of the preservation of the California Condor; she finds herself the object of ridicule for almost everyone, including leading man Victor Mature, a lobbyist for the oil interests who threatens a large bird sanctuary. Edmund Gwenn is one of the few Washingtonians willing to financially back Neal's cause; unfortunately he turns out to be a charlatan with nary a nickel to his name. Eventually Mature is made to realize that the plight of the Condor is worthy worrying about, and he is able to dissuade the agreeable oil executives from drilling on the bird's territory.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy
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In Theaters:
 wide
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Studio:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Cast

Victor Mature
as Steve Bennett
Patricia Neal
as Anne Richards
Edmund Gwenn
as 'Admiral' Johnnie Adams
Hugh Sanders
as Jim Grady
Larry Keating
as Patterson
Gladys Hurlbut
as Mrs. Rice
Wilton Graff
as Taylor
Richard Garrick
as Chandler
Ian Wolfe
as Foster
Russell Gaige
as Winthrop
John Brown
as Mr. Lund
Madge Blake
as Mrs. Chadwick
Gordon Nelson
as O'Malley
Emmett Vogan
as Beecham
John Ayres
as Congressman Walker
Charles Watts
as Jessup
Rodney Bell
as Announcer
Norma Varden
as Congresswoman Bates
Elizabeth Flournoy
as Receptionist
Fred Datig Jr.
as Bellhop
Paul Power
as Court Clerk
Edmund Cobb
as Reporter
Joan Shawlee
as Woman in Station
Louise Lorimer
as Mrs. Winthrop
Leo Curley
as Congressman Macy
John Maxwell
as Congressman Craig
Sam McDaniel
as Party Waiter (uncredited)
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Cute little charmer with Mature and Patricia Neal winning but the real highlight is Edmund Gwenn's endearing performance.

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