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Soup to Nuts (1930)

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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Ted 'Teddy'
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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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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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Fireman
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Ralph Elmer ...
Magician
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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 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 Movietone Farce. See more »


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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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Trivia

Film debut of The Three Stooges. 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

Bolero
(1928) (uncredited)
Written by Maurice Ravel
Strains played on trombone by Charles Winninger and on clarinet by George Bickel
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WAIT a minute!
10 January 2002 | by 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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