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Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 1 April 1952 (USA)
Shy farmboy loves his next-door neighbor, but she dreams of going to the big city. Then she gets mixed up with big-city gangsters.


Claude Binyon




Complete credited cast:
Alan Young ... Aaron Slick
Dinah Shore ... Josie Berry
Robert Merrill Robert Merrill ... Bill Merridew
Adele Jergens ... Gladys
Minerva Urecal ... Mrs. Peabody
Martha Stewart ... Soubrette
Fritz Feld ... Headwaiter
Veda Ann Borg ... Girl in Red
Chick Chandler ... Pitchman


Country bumpkin Aaron Slick has been unsuccessfully courting pretty young widow Josie Berry for years. Josie yearns for a fling in the big city. With $20,000 from a crooked deal stashed in their trunk, Bill Merridew and his "kissing cousin" Gladys, stars, in a relative sense, of a touring tent show stop at Josie's farm. Merridew, actually hiding out, thinks there is oil on the farm and Aaron, knowing otherwise, tricks him into buying the farm for a large sum. Josie takes the money and runs to Chicago, with Merridew, realizing he was tricked, in hot pursuit. Aaron arrives in time to keep Josie from letting Merridew "invest" her money. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Gay as a hayride in the moonlight! Bright 'n dandy as peppermint candy! See more »


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Release Date:

1 April 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marshmallow Moon See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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At one point a waiter in a diner says, "Give that Perlberg-Seaton order special attention". William Perlberg was the film's producer and George Seaton was its writer. See more »


Marshmallow Moon
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
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Silly nonsense
12 December 2012 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

I have to admit I watched this oddity out of curiosity because of Dinah Shore's oft repeated put-downs of it. Whenever her film career was brought up over the years on her television show Dinah would mockingly mention this film with a wry smile and a chuckle, it's easy to see why that would be her reaction.

Maybe not the worst movie ever made but a dumb, flat footed concoction to be sure. If the horrible title wasn't enough of a warning, although the alternate title "Marshmallow Moon" isn't much better, the basic plot summary should warn off most people. Stereotypes abound and the musical numbers are mediocre but it has nice color photography and an amusing supporting performance by Minerva Urecal. As for the two leads, Dinah is almost idiotically naive and too chipper for words, Alan Young starts out as an annoying bumpkin but gets better as the film goes along. A forgettable enterprise best viewed, if at all, by those who enjoy campy foolishness.

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