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Captain Scarf
04-15-2011, 05:27 AM
I caught some of an old film, many years ago.

It was in early technicolour and involved a man who meets someone who has a magic watch which grants wishes.

The man wants to be in the army - of WWII - but the wish granter sends him to George Washington's Army.

Then somehow he ends up being sent to a Pilgrim village by mistake. He seems to own most of this village but it costs him huge amounts of money which he doesn't have.

In the end I think he ends up being a troop entertainer in the WWII army.

Anyway have any ideas

squibnocket
04-15-2011, 06:08 AM
Could it be Where Do We Go From Here? (1945) http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/116607/Where-Do-We-Go-From-Here-/overview

Captain Scarf
04-15-2011, 07:22 PM
All hail squibnocket, knower of films!

squibnocket
04-16-2011, 12:27 AM
Woohoo! I live for those kinds of searches. Glad I could help.