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Nertsery Rhymes (1933)

 -  Short | Comedy | Musical  -  6 July 1933 (USA)
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A father and mother tell bedtime stories to their sons.



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Cast overview:
Ted Healy ...
Boys (as Howard) (as Fine and Howard)
Boys (as Howard) (as Fine and Howard)
Boys (as Howard) (as Fine and Howard)
Bonnie Bonnell ...
The Good Fairy (as Bonny)


A father and mother tell bedtime stories to their sons.

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Short | Comedy | Musical





Release Date:

6 July 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nursery Rhymes  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)


(2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Production number: 685. See more »


Larry: Little fly upon the track, a train came along and broke his back.
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The Woman in the Shoe
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
From Lord Byron of Broadway (1930)
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Enjoyable musical short
17 February 2011 | by (Luxembourg) – See all my reviews

I disagree with plankton rules on several points. I would never give Nertsery Rhymes a 10, but I don't think it's despicable. I watched this short on TCM in the mid nineties and was very pleased for the surprises it held. It's a kind of patchwork, where it was obvious, being a 1933 film, that the two musical numbers had been taken from the earliest 1929/1930 MGM talkies. I was, at first, struck at seeing the three stooges perform a smoothly timed and really funny story. In fact, this is the only film where I have found the Three Stooges'act getting across. I agree with M. Planktonrules that Healy was nasty, and that the more talented Stooges did the right thing when they dumped him one year later. But, overall, the farce turns out quite well, with many unexpected comedy twists as well in the action as in the lines spoken. As to the "Lady in the fan" and "Lady in the shoe" clips, the worse it can be said is that they hardly fit in the screenplay. However, their music, in one case to Nacio Herb Brown's credit, is nice and pleasant and the staging charmingly out of date. The colour quality is also strikingly good. In short, I think this is the kind of film that makes people getting interested in old movies.

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