You Can't Fool an Irishman (1950)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - Ireland  |  
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You Can't Fool an Irishman is a heavy-handed satire of Hollywood movie cliches. Famed producer Stefan Wurlitz (Tommy Duggan) arrives in a tiny Irish village, hoping to film an epic biopic on the life of St. Patrick. Trouble is, Wurlitz hasn't a brass farthing to his name. When female pubkeeper Mrs. McDermott (Josephine Fitzgerald) discovers that Wurlitz, despite his Teutonic surname, is as Irish as a four-leaf clover, she comes to his rescue. Cast as the producer's movie-starlet leading lady is Shirl Conway, who later co-starred on TV's The Nurses. You Can't Fool an Irishman might make an interesting companion piece to the strikingly similar And God Spoke (1993).

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behind-the-scenes, filmmaker, fundraiser, producer [showbiz]