Gus Huffle, the owner of the Pixley Bijou, the only movie theater in the area, has decided to close due to lack of business. The people of the valley will do anything they can to help Gus stay open. Joe thinks that a big part of the problem is that Richard Arlen and Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, who were supposed to come to the Bijou for the world premiere of their movie Wings (1927), decided instead to attend a premiere at the Roxy in New York City, which left a bad feeling between the theater and the community. Joe decides to write a scathing letter to Arlen and Rogers. After receiving the letter, Arlen and Rogers, in turn, believe that attending a world premiere of the movie at the Pixley Bijou - albeit forty years late - would be good publicity. When that news hits the valley, the arguments begin amongst the valley residents on who will lead the official event. As Uncle Joe takes over due to the dissent, everyone else quits the event committee leaving only Joe as the only one who will ...
Did You Know?
and Buddy Rogers
appear as themselves when they agree to attend the premiere of their 1927 classic Wings
(1927), after Hooterville had been passed over for the original premiere. See more
Potts is the mayor of Hooterville. Thus he should have no reason for wanting to preside at a civic event in Pixley as opposed to the Mayor of Pixley. See more
References The Green Archer
A Hot Time in the Old Town
Music by Theo. A. Metz
and the Hooterville Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer Band plays an instrumental version of the song at the movie premiere] See more