Our Leading Citizen (1939 film)

Our Leading Citizen is a 1939 American comedy film directed by Alfred Santell and written by Jack Moffitt. The film stars Bob Burns, Susan Hayward, Joseph Allen, Elizabeth Patterson, Gene Lockhart and Charles Bickford. The film was released on August 23, 1939, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

Our Leading Citizen
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byAlfred Santell
Screenplay byJack Moffitt
Story byIrvin S. Cobb
Produced byGeorge M. Arthur
StarringBob Burns
Susan Hayward
Joseph Allen
Elizabeth Patterson
Gene Lockhart
Charles Bickford
CinematographyVictor Milner
Edited byHugh Bennett
Music byGerard Carbonara
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 23, 1939 (1939-08-23)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States




  1. ^ "Our Leading Citizen (1939) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  2. ^ Nugent, Frank S. (1939-08-24). "Movie Review - Our Leading Citizen - THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; 'Our Leading Citizen' Opens at the Paramount With Bob Burns in Leading Role -New Films Are Shown Also at the Criterion, Cameo and Palace". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-07-22.

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