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Million Dollar Legs (1932)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  8 July 1932 (USA)
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A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money. Either a masterpiece of absurdity or a triumph of satire, ... See full summary »

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The President
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The Major-Domo
Lyda Roberti ...
Mata Machree
Susan Fleming ...
Angela
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Mysterious Man
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Secretary of the Treasury
George Barbier ...
Mr. Baldwin
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Willie - Angela's Brother
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A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money. Either a masterpiece of absurdity or a triumph of satire, depending on your mood, but it's quite possibly the funniest movie ever made, and becomes even funnier with subsequent viewings. Written by Carl Schultz

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It's Insane -- It's Joyous

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Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

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Release Date:

8 July 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A todo gas  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The room in which the Klopstokian cabinet meets was also used as the set of the library of Jeanette MacDonald's house in the 1932 Paramount musical "Love Me Tonight." See more »

Goofs

Supposedly all Klopstokian males are named George, but the female lead's younger brother (Dickie Moore) is named Willie. See more »

Quotes

The President: Hello sweetheart.
Migg Tweeny: Listen, my name's Tweeny.
The President: You'll always be sweetheart to me.
Migg Tweeny: I know, I know, but there's talk already.
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Connections

Referenced in Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Terrific (When I Get Hot)
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Lyda Roberti at her home
Played during the Olympics as motivation and danced by Lyda Roberti
Played also during the end credits
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Jos.M.Blatterman is right
4 January 2000 | by (east brunswick,nj) – See all my reviews

I found Million Dollar Legs to be one of the funniest films I've seen. I was unaware that it is available on video.I'm going to get myself a copy,and show it to my friends who appreciate satire and/or slapstick in the style of the Marx Bros.


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