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Soup to Nuts (1930)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  28 September 1930 (USA)
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Mr. Schmidt's costume store is bankrupt because he spends his time on Rube Goldberg-style inventions; the creditors send a young manager who falls for Schmidt's niece Louise, but she'll ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ted Healy ...
Charles Winninger ...
Otto Schmidt
Frances McCoy ...
Queenie
George Bickel ...
Gustav 'Gus' Klein
Lucile Browne ...
Louise - Otto's Niece
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Stanley Smith ...
Richard Carlson
...
Fireman (as Harry Howard)
Hallam Cooley ...
Mr. D. Quincy Throckmorton
Fred Sanborn ...
Mute Fireman
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Elmer ...
Magician
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Storyline

Mr. Schmidt's costume store is bankrupt because he spends his time on Rube Goldberg-style inventions; the creditors send a young manager who falls for Schmidt's niece Louise, but she'll have none of him. Schmidt's friends Ted, Queenie, and some goofy firemen try to help out; things come to a slapstick head when Louise needs rescuing from a fire. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Rube Goldberg's girly, goofy farce.

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

28 September 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rube Goldberg's Soup to Nuts  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The real-life wives of The Three Stooges do not appear in this film, though the Stooges address their on-screen "wives" with the same names as their real wives. The rumor that their real-life wives appear in the film is probably because of the on-location candid pictures of the wives, Gertrude "Babe" Howard and Helen Howard appear in several books. The rumor may have also been started from incorrect information in one of those books. A picture of the Stooges and their on-screen "wives" appears in the book "The Three Stooges--The Triumphs and Tragedies of The Most Popular Comedy Team of All Time" by Jeff Forrester and Tom Forrester. See more »

Goofs

When Ted and the Stooges leave after breaking the window of a tailor shop, the stuttering tailor yells "You have to buy me a new mirror", rather than "window". See more »

Quotes

Fireman Shemp: It was so hot last night, I had to get up and take off my socks.
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Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(1788) (uncredited)
Traditional
Played on trombone by Charles Winninger
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WAIT a minute!
10 January 2002 | by (Westminster, CA, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Everybody commenting here seems to forget about the fine character actor Charles Winninger, who unfortunately is one of the best things about this mediocre picture. Yeah, we Stooges fans only watched this to see our favorite slapstick guys in their very first exposure to film, and most of us already knew that Healy's semi-popularity as a comedian was a mystery. But there are indeed other things going on here, most notably the aforementioned Winninger, who's the funniest person in this film, most assuredly. Watch out for that gigantic boot!


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