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Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, War | 17 September 1932 (USA)
Two war veterans help orphaned child to find her grandfather.

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, (as Raymond McCarey) | 2 more credits »

Writer:

(dialogue) (as H. M. Walker)
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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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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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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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April 1917 -- when the scratch of a pen on Capitol Hill caused crowns to rattle. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

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17 September 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dick & Doof als Rekruten  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)| (Western Electric System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Marvin Hatley: a soldier in the battlefield scene. See more »

Goofs

As L & h head up the steps of their flat after "borrowing" money from the bank, the boom mic shadow can clearly be scene following them up and down the stairs. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: What do we do with this stuff?
Cook: What do you think you do with it? Take it to the General.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: April 1917 -

When the scratch of a pen on Capitol Hill caused crowns to rattle - - See more »

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Edited into Dance of the Cookoos (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance of the Cuckoos
(1930) (uncredited)
Written by Marvin Hatley
Played during the opening credits
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An average series entry still has the unmistakable touch of comic genius.
28 December 2000 | by 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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