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The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by Preston Sturges and produced by Howard Hughes and Preston Sturges.

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The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)

By Beatrice on Mar 17, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (AKA “Mad Wednesday”) Written and Directed by Preston Sturges 1947/USA California Pictures First viewing/Internet Archive This Harold Lloyd come-back vehicle lacks some of the sophistication of the best Preston Sturges comedies but has its memorable momen... Read full article

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Harold Diddlebock: As soon as I have a minute, I'll thank you for hours.

Jake: [when asked to prepare Harold's very first alcoholic beverage] You arouse the artist in me.

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Diddlebock, in his speech in the bar, mentions the "echo of the thundering herd". The "thundering herd" is the nickname of the football team of Marshall University, West Virginia.
It was Howard Hughes, Preston Sturges' partner in California Pictures Corporation, who re-cut the film and retitled it "Mad Wednesday" - not Columbia Pictures chief Harry Cohn, as has long been believed.
Preston Sturges wrote this screenplay in order to entice Harold Lloyd out of retirement.
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