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Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)

Passed  -  Comedy | War  -  17 September 1932 (USA)
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The boys' Army buddy, Eddie Smith, is killed in the trenches in France, leaving his baby girl an orphan. Back home after Armistice, they try to find Eddie's father and turn the child over ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Don Dillaway ...
Eddie Smith (as Donald Dillaway)
Jackie Lyn Dufton ...
Eddie's Baby (as Jacquie Lynn)
Mary Carr ...
Old Woman with Letter
James Finlayson ...
General
Richard Cramer ...
Uncle Jack (as Rychard Cramer)
Adele Watson ...
Annie
Tom Kennedy ...
Recruiting Sergeant
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Welfare Association Officer
Richard Tucker ...
Mr. Smith
Muriel Evans ...
Wrong Eddie's Bride
Grady Sutton ...
The Wrong Eddie
C. Montague Shaw ...
Wrong Eddie's Father (as Montague Shaw)
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Mr. Hathaway
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Storyline

The boys' Army buddy, Eddie Smith, is killed in the trenches in France, leaving his baby girl an orphan. Back home after Armistice, they try to find Eddie's father and turn the child over to him. Unfortunately, they keep coming up with the wrong Smiths, and in the process disrupt a wedding by proclaiming the baby to be the groom's child. To evade the Welfare Association, they try to skip town, raising money for their escape by hocking their lunch wagon. But they accidentally knock the bank president unconscious and wind up being hunted down for bank robbery. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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smith | army | wedding | welfare | bank robbery | See more »

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STAN LAUREL - OLIVER HARDY open up their grandest bag of laughs! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War

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17 September 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dick & Doof als Rekruten  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

Director George Marshall took over the role of the intimidating Army chef when the assigned actor didn't show up. See more »

Quotes

Policeman: Who are these gentlemen looking for?
Eddie's baby: Mr. Smith.
Policeman: And where does he live?
Eddie's baby: Who?
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Featured in Living Famously: Laurel & Hardy (2003) See more »

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You're In The Army Now
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Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
Played at the Army Camp
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An average series entry still has the unmistakable touch of comic genius.
28 December 2000 | by (Isle of Man) – See all my reviews

Early Laurel & Hardy feature isn't among their best, but still provides entertaining viewing.

Story begins with America entering the First World War, and L&H conscripted into the army after being spotted loafing on a park bench. Action moves to training camp, then onto the trenches in France before returning to America. Here Laurel & Hardy find themselves responsible for a dead army buddy's little girl, whom they must return to her rightful guardian.

Film isn't as polished as later entries, and certainly can't compete with the likes of 'Sons of the Desert'. Even so, the continual odd-couple bickering between the two ensures plenty of laughs. The scene where they go to the Bank to get a loan on the strength of their mobile food business is out of the top draw - if there is a better comedy duo in movie history I've yet to see them.


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