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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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Virginia Karns ...
Charlotte Henry ...
Felix Knight ...
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Barnaby (as Henry Kleinbach)
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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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This Hal Roach comedy starred Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and had a costumed mouse which looked strangely like Mickey Mouse, a Walt Disney character. The 1961 Disney remake (Babes in Toyland (1961)) featured two comedians obviously impersonating Laurel and Hardy. See more »

Goofs

During the scene in which Ollie pushes Stannie into the ducking pond. Stannie at first holds a half loaf of bread. When Stannie is first seen in the water and stands up there is no bread in the water. The scene cuts to Ollie and then back to Stannie. When the scene comes back to Stannie in the water the bread is seen floating in the water. See more »

Quotes

Ollie Dee: [Disgustedly to Stannie, as they are locked into the foot stocks] Good night, Ollie. *Mmmm*
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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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Go To Sleep
(1903) (uncredited)
Music by Victor Herbert
Lyrics by Glen MacDonough
Sung by Felix Knight and Chorus
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It has a great physical presence and some pretty funny stuff in it.
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When video was much less accessible, I waited every holiday season to see this movie. I always remembered the fun stuff, especially Laurel and Hardy, but forgot some of the bad music and rather draggy dialogue. Nevertheless, the set designers did a nice job creating this nursery rhyme world, with three little pigs (one of whom gets turned to sausages), and a raft of other characters. The scenes in the toy shop with the Boys are the best. I do remember as a small child being pretty terrified of that land of the bogy men. It was well done, as are all places where "you must never go" or "where you will be banished to." Stan and Ollie do their shtick with finger wiggles and some silly game called "peewees." They attempt to save the day for the old woman who lives in a shoe. They manage to bumble everything up royally. Still, as things play out, this doesn't have the tightly knit fabric of their best comedies--they need to be on camera more. But as a holiday event, this is worth a look for a new generation.


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