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

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

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

One scene depicts Jackie Lyn Dufton cowering and crying alone in a room while foster father Richard Cramer abuses his wife in an off-screen room. We can hear the wife crying and pleading while Cramer shouts and overturns and breaks furniture. It's implied that the same has happened to little Jackie. It's a very disturbing scene, especially in a Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy comedy, and early television censored it or cut it out completely. It was restored for television syndication in the 1980s. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when the newsboy is selling papers announcing war has been declared, it's supposed to be April, 1917, but all the women in the scene are wearing cloche hats and short 1930 skirts. When L&H are sitting on the park bench, all the women in the background are dressed appropriately for 1917. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: This is your son's baby.
Eddie "Steamboat": Oh, blackmailers, huh?
[punches Ollie in the face]
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile!
(1915) (uncredited)
Music by Felix Powell
Played during the opening credits and at 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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