Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The second entry in Monogram's "Father" series was 1949's Leave It to Henry. Raymond Walburn returns as small-town blowhard Henry Latham, while Walter Catlett reprises his portrayal of bombastic Mayor Colton. Preparing for their town's Centennial celebration, Henry and the Mayor stage a reenactment of a famous steamboat fire. Things get out of hand, and the upshot of this is a stiff jail term for poor Henry. The supporting cast includes such never-fail character players as Ida Moore, Olin Howlin and Harry Harvey. But the principal attraction of Leave It to Henry is the comic rapport between Raymond Walburn and Walter Catlett (who, offscreen, had been close friends since boyhood).
small-town, bridge [structure], fire, town