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Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, War | 17 September 1932 (USA)
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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Don Dillaway ...
Eddie Smith (as Donald Dillaway)
Jackie Lyn Dufton ...
Eddie's Baby (as Jacquie Lynn)
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Old Woman with Letter
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General
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Uncle Jack (as Rychard Cramer)
Adele Watson ...
Annie
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Recruiting Sergeant
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Welfare Association Officer
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Mr. Smith
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Wrong Eddie's Bride
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The Wrong Eddie
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Wrong Eddie's Father (as Montague Shaw)
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Mr. Hathaway
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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 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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April 1917 -- when the scratch of a pen on Capitol Hill caused crowns to rattle. See more »

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Comedy | War

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Passed | See all certifications »

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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The WWI-vintage tank used in the filming was on loan from the 160th Tank Corps of Salinas, CA. See more »

Goofs

While in the apartment, Stan looks at a newspaper article referencing the Empire State Building in New York. The Empire State Building wasn't built until 1931, but Stan and Ollie supposedly had just returned from the Great War, meaning the year should have been 1917 or 1918 and the Empire State Building was not yet built. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Well, looks like we're in it. Gee, I wish I could go.
Stan: Go where?
Oliver: Why to war!
Stan: Why can't ya go?
Oliver: There you are, I knew you'd take that selfish attitude. I'd go in a minute if it wasn't for my flat feet!
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Connections

Featured in Living Famously: Laurel & Hardy (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

My Buddy
(1922) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Played when the photograph is presented toward the end
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A great mix of slapstick humor and a more serious of tone storyline.
12 September 2006 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Amazing how they did it. This movie features war sequences, the lost of a friend who leaves a young daughter behind. All some serious heavy dramatic stuff but yet the boys manages to make this movie a perfectly entertaining one with some good slapstick humor and comical situations.

The movie at times is a sappy one that goes definitely over-the-top but yet for most part the story and its drama works effective. Stan and Ollie taking care of the young daughter of Eddie and their quest for her grandparents is quite heartwarming. Especially since the boys in this movie have an amazingly good chemistry Jackie Lyn Dufton, who plays the young girl. Especially Stan Laurel has a good chemistry with her. Dufton refers to Stan and Ollie as her uncle's in this movie and that special feeling is brought amazingly effective and believable to the screen.

Yet the movie is also one of their most fun ones, despite the dramatic undertone. The slapstick humor is especially top-class and the boys manage once more to get themselves into some silly and hilarious situations.

The movie its supporting cast is also good. The movie features lots of different actors in a variety of roles. Of course this movie also has the regular Laurel & Hardy actors in it, such as James Finlayson, Charlie Hall and Paulette Goddard. But it's the supporting cast as a whole that delivers a good and impressive performance.

A delightful and well made comedy that also works effective with its more dramatic moments.

8/10

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