In Old Missouri

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In Old Missouri
In Old Missouri poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Frank McDonald
Starring Leon Weaver
Frank Weaver
June Weaver
Alan Ladd
Marjorie Gateson
June Storey
Thurston Hall
Hall Johnson Choir
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release dates
  • April 17, 1940 (1940-04-17)
Running time
68 minutes
Country United States
Language English

In Old Missouri (1940) is a film starring Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, and June Weaver, and released by Republic Pictures.[1]

Leon and Frank Weaver were comic actors from the Ozarks, joined by sister June, who was billed as "Elviry," the name of the character she plays in the film. A young Alan Ladd plays a featured role.


A family of sharecroppers, the Weavers, takes up residence in the home of a rich man named Pittman after they are forced off their land. They sell off Mrs. Pittman's furs and meet Junior Pittman's troupe of dancing girls. After they befriend Mr. Pittman, they persuade him to play dead until he can learn exactly how the rest of his family feels about him.



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