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Soup to Nuts (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 28 September 1930 (USA)
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:
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Otto Schmidt
Frances McCoy ...
Queenie
George Bickel ...
Gustav 'Gus' Klein
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Louise - Otto's Niece
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Stanley Smith ...
Richard Carlson
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Fireman (as Harry Howard)
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Mr. D. Quincy Throckmorton
Fred Sanborn ...
Mute Fireman
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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. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rube Goldberg: a non-paying customer in Klein's restaurant. 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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Connections

Referenced in Night Court: From Snoop to Nuts: Part 2 (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can Only Wear One Pair of Pants at a Time
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics Cliff Friend
Sung by Ted Healy at the masked ball
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Dated today, but standard for 1930s.
6 November 2001 | by (northridge, ca) – See all my reviews

I first caught this movie at four a.m. one night and found it to be insane, pure insanity. The first half hour or so is pretty slow and not very funny, but full of shouting and sight gags. But things get going when the Stooges (with Shemp, of course) go to a restaurant and annoy the waiter. Then their peformance at a firemen's ball is a lot of fun and starts the movie with some good laughs that continue as the Stooges try to fight a blazing fire. A lot of the Stooge elements of later shorts can be found here (the fixed coin tosses, the slapping, the big fat lady) but the movie doesn't focus enough on the Stooges' personalities to create the hard laughs that the shorts have, and the lackluster performances by the supporting cast cause this movie to lag at times. But the slap fight between Shemp and Moe is hilarious.


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