I'm from Missouri

I'm from Missouri is a 1939 American comedy film directed by Theodore Reed and written by Duke Atteberry and Jack Moffitt. The film stars Bob Burns, Gladys George, Gene Lockhart, Judith Barrett, William "Bill" Henry and Patricia Morison. The film was released on April 7, 1939, by Paramount Pictures.[1]

I'm from Missouri
I'm from Missouri poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byTheodore Reed
Written byDuke Atteberry
Jack Moffitt
Produced byPaul Jones
StarringBob Burns
Gladys George
Gene Lockhart
Judith Barrett
William "Bill" Henry
Patricia Morison
CinematographyMerritt B. Gerstad
Edited byArchie Marshek
Music byJohn Leipold
Leo Shuken
Floyd Morgan
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 7, 1939 (1939-04-07)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States


Sweeney Bliss raises prize-winning mules in Missouri. He travels to London with a twofold purpose, to sell mules to the government there and to find a fitting husband for daughter Julie Bliss, perhaps a British dignitary or someone equally suitable.

Complications set in when rival Porgie Rowe also arrives from Missouri, persuading the government that his tractors would be of more use to them than Sweeney's mules.



Publicity photograph of Gladys George and Bob Burns.

Frank Nugent of The New York Times said, "The too-long absence from our cinematic midst of that genial and characteristically asymmetrical map of the Southwest Territory, the physiognomy of Bob Burns, is sensibly and, in a few low-comedy high spots, inspiredly repaired by I'm From Missouri, at the Paramount. A pleasant variation on the commonplace folksiness-vs.-social-ambition theme, carried this time to the length of finally involving half the British peerage in a riotous Missouri hoe-down, the picture is a hare-brained and occasionally hilarious example of a type of Western which we can only classify as mule opera. It is also —need we emphasize? —one of the funniest of this year's crop of comedies."[2]


  1. ^ "I'm from Missouri (1939) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
  2. ^ Nugent, Frank S. (1939-03-23). "Movie Review - Aleksandr Nevski - THE SCREEN; Eisenstein's 'Alexander Nevsky' Opens at the Camea -New Films at Paramount, Criterion and Rialto". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-06-27.

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