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Crazy House (1930)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  1 November 1930 (USA)
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Benny Rubin takes a tour of the "Lame Brain Sanitarium" and meets some of its strange patients.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Benny Rubin ...
Benny
Vernon Dent ...
Dr. Smith (J-O-N-E-S)
Polly Moran ...
Singer
Karl Dane ...
Gus Shy ...
Gus
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Writer
Earl 'Snake Hips' Tucker ...
Dancer (as Snake Hips)
Albertina Rasch Ballet ...
Ballet Troupe
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The Lame Brain Sanitarium is managed by Dr. E.D. Smith, who spells his last name J-O-N-E-S. Benny Rubin, believing he may have problems - the primary one being that he spends more money than he makes - is thinking about checking himself in. As he tours the sanitarium, he meets some of the other patients, including a fiddle destroyer, a man who believes he's developed an unbreakable plate, a dancer with elastic legs, and a Danish opera singer and his colleague (old friends of Rubin's) with a poor sense of geography. But the craziest people in Rubin's mind may be the staff, especially Dr. Smith, who believes he can cure Rubin by operating. In the end, is Rubin really crazy or are the crazy ones the writers? Written by Huggo

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sanitarium | patient | singer | doctor | dancer | See more »

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Comedy | Short

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1 November 1930 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.20 : 1
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The Albertina Rasch Ballet sequence is missing from the extant print shown on Turner Classic Movies; most likely, it was removed at one time and used in another short subject, possibly one of the early Three Stooges entries. See more »

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Fascinating, But Incomplete
19 October 2001 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

Not much to add beyond what a previous reviewer stated, except for that the print currently airing on TCM is missing a four minute musical segment featuring the Albertina Rasch Ballet dancers, who remain credited in the opening titles. More than likely, this sequence was "lifted" from the abandoned 1930 revue "The March of Time," which makes its absence from this print all the more frustrating.


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