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Meet the Baron (1933)

Passed | | Comedy | 20 October 1933 (USA)
The famous Baron Munchausen dumps two dimwits in the African jungle. A rescue team mistakes one of them for the missing Baron, and returns them to the US, where they're greeted as heroes. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Pearl ...
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Joe McGoo - the Favorite 'Schnozzle' of the Screen
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Zasu - Upstairs Maid
Ted Healy ...
Head Janitor and His Stooges
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Dean Primrose
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Girls ...
Dancers
Henry Kolker ...
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General Broadcasting Representative
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A Stooge
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A Stooge
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A Stooge (as Jerry Howard)
Ben Bard ...
'Charley'
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The famous Baron Munchausen dumps two dimwits in the African jungle. A rescue team mistakes one of them for the missing Baron, and returns them to the US, where they're greeted as heroes. While giving a speech at a college, the "Baron" falls for a pretty girl, gets tangled up with a trio of nutty janitors and faces being exposed as a phony. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The Greatest Screen and Radio Scream Ever!

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Passed
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20 October 1933 (USA)  »

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The Big Liar  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lyda Roberti was loaned out from Paramount for a supporting role, most of which ended up on the cutting room floor. See more »

Quotes

Joe McGoo - the Favorite 'Schnozzle' of the Screen: Humiliatin', that's what it is. Under a bed and no husband in sight!
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With The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Girls (on movie's poster). See more »

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References Okay America! (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Hail to the Baron Munchausen
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by off-screen voices
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The shower number is worth the DVD price.
18 February 2007 | by (Richmond, Va.) – See all my reviews

I confess. The "Clean as a Whistle" number made me purchase the DVD. I wish that number was a bit longer. The choral blending drives home the art deco musical styles of the 1930's. The Stooge's scene after the water stopped was very good, especially with the head mistress as comic relief. The rest of the film, well, I did manage to watch all of the DVD, sort of. There are a number of musical comedy films from this great period in Hollywood. One that comes to mind is "International House." That one, with W.C. Fields, is worth a view. Bela Lugosi seems a bit out of character in this movie but it was great seeing him in a slightly different roll. The music played over the Chinese Radio station during W.C. Fields bedroom scene is another great example of the 1930's art deco music style.


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