Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe and keep it and Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil ...
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11-year-old Lisa has no time for toys; she's too busy taking care of her siblings and cooking for her mother. During the Christmas Eve blizzard, Lisa travels to Toyland in Wizard of Oz-like... See full summary »
Two sailors on leave, Stanley and Oliver meet two girls at a park and invite them to have a soda. Unfortunately, the boys have only enough money to split theirs, a point which Oliver can't ... See full summary »
Two escaped convicts (Laurel & Hardy) change clothes in the getaway car, but wind up wearing each other's pants. The rest of the film involves their trying to exchange pants, in alleys, in ... See full summary »
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Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe and keep it and Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby. When that fails, they trick Barnaby into marrying Stanley Dum instead of Bo Peep. Enraged, Barnaby unleashes the bogeymen from their caverns to destroy Toyland. Written by
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This movie has always been known to me as "March of the Wooden Soldiers, and has always had a special place in my memories of my childhood. I remember it was always shown on Thanksgiving Day after the Macy's parade, but we children would never be able to see the whole thing because it came on right at dinner time (this was long before VCR's). This is a wonderful, endearing film... bringing out the essence of childhood and the simplistic joys of make believe. Laurel and Hardy are their usual wonderful selves in this film. All the lead actors were wonderful, especially Henry Brandon as Barnaby -- oh, how he scared me as a child! I especially enjoyed the singing of Charlotte Henry and Felix Knight. When my work took me overseas, I made sure I had a copy of this movie with me so that I could continue the tradition of watching it each year on or close to Thanksgiving. Like that other holiday favorite of mine, Miracle on 34th Street (original version), this is a true classic -- a staple for the holiday season.
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