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Babes in Toyland (1934)

Passed  -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  14 December 1934 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Virginia Karns ...
Charlotte Henry ...
Felix Knight ...
Tom-Tom
Florence Roberts ...
Widow Peep
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Barnaby (as Henry Kleinbach)
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Hagar ...
Boy
Allen Waddell ...
Boy
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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 Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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1 and 1/2 hours of laughter!


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14 December 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

March of the Wooden Soldiers  »

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| (re-release)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film is in the public domain, and has been distributed by many home video companies over the decades. An "official" version has been released (with the box title March of the Wooden Soldiers) in 2008 on DVD by MGM, now the ancillary rights holder (having inherited the film from the Samuel Goldwyn Company, the former owners of the picture), and, in a twist of irony, the original producing studio, making this one of the few pre-1986 MGM films that did not end up with Warner Bros./Turner Entertainment. See more »

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As the wooden soldiers approach the Boogey men, Barnaby is holding Bo Peep in his arms, but when they fire the cannon shot that knocks him down, she is gone. See more »

Quotes

Ollie Dee: [Bo Peep is being forced to marry Barnaby] Stannie's so upset he isn't even going to the wedding. You're upset aren't you Stannie?
Stannie Dum: Upset? I'm housebroken!
Ollie Dee: Not housebroken!
Ollie Dee: [to Bo Peep] He means 'heartbroken'
Ollie Dee: [scoffs] Housebroken.
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(main title of re-release version) March of the Wooden Soldiers formerly Babes in Toyland See more »

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Featured in Christmas Evil (1980) See more »

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Go To Sleep
(1903) (uncredited)
Music by Victor Herbert
Lyrics by Glen MacDonough
Sung by Felix Knight and Chorus
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A personal holiday favorite
28 December 2000 | by (Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

I am a huge Laurel and Hardy fan, and while this may not be considered one of their great feature length films, I love to get this out for the December holidays. After the rest of the family watches "Wonderful Life", "Scrooge" and the Nutcracker, I pull this out and laugh until I cry. The only link to the holiday is the use of the "March of the Soldiers" music - but that's enough for me. Stan Laurel's ingenious battle tactics just send me into a fit.


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