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Movies where the mayor of a small town is also the town judge, doctor, etc.?

It's a movie cliche I know we've seen several times, where the outsider discovers (with hilarity) that the town mayor is also the town ______.

Having watched Cars for the millionth time with my boys, the first one I can think of is Paul Newman as Radiator Springs' judge, mayor, and mechanic. What are other examples where this happens?
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Re: Movies where the mayor of a small town is also the town judge, doctor, etc.?

Any movie with Judge Roy Bean might count. Paul Newman, coincidentally, played him in THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN (1972). Walter Brennan played him (and won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar) in THE WESTERNER (1940). Victor Jory played him in Audie Murphy's last movie, A TIME FOR DYING (1969).
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Re: Movies where the mayor of a small town is also the town judge, doctor, etc.?

Originally Posted by rabbit77 View Post
Having watched Cars for the millionth time with my boys, the first one I can think of is Paul Newman as Radiator Springs' judge, mayor, and mechanic.
I don't think Doc Hudson was ever described as mayor. According to wiki, he was judge and physician.
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Re: Movies where the mayor of a small town is also the town judge, doctor, etc.?

Interesting... I wonder if I jumped to that conclusion since he's the vocal leader of the town.
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Re: Movies where the mayor of a small town is also the town judge, doctor, etc.?

In Do the Right Thing the mayor was also a homeless drunk.
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Re: Movies where the mayor of a small town is also the town judge, doctor, etc.?

Roxanne: the mayor (played by Fred Willard) also worked for the fire station if I'm not mistaken.
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Re: Movies where the mayor of a small town is also the town judge, doctor, etc.?

In National Lampoon's Vacation, Clark asks the mechanic who's ripping him off, "What does the Sheriff think of your business practice?" The mechanic replies by showing Clark his badge.

Edit: Just realized that didn't answer the OP's specific scenario, but it's close.

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Re: Movies where the mayor of a small town is also the town judge, doctor, etc.?

Originally Posted by Palaver View Post
I don't think Doc Hudson was ever described as mayor. According to wiki, he was judge and physician.
However, John Mayer performs on the soundtrack, so there you go.
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Re: Movies where the mayor of a small town is also the town judge, doctor, etc.?

In probably 95% of towns in the U.S., the mayor actually does hold a day job.
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Mystery, Alaska and Doc Hollywood maybe?
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Re: Movies where the mayor of a small town is also the town judge, doctor, etc.?

High Plains Drifter

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The rectum-mangling Groucho received from Cars can never be fully documented...
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Re: Movies where the mayor of a small town is also the town judge, doctor, etc.?

Kinda-sorta:

The Reverend Clayton is both a minister and a Texas Ranger in The Searchers.
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Re: Movies where the mayor of a small town is also the town judge, doctor, etc.?

Wasn't this the case in Nothing but Trouble?

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