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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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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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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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Despite the alternate title of March of the Wooden Soldiers, the titular action does not occur until the final four minutes of the film. See more »

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During the fight scene between Tom-Tom and Barnaby, at one point Tom-Tom is on top of Barnaby, then does a somersault over him, and we see him start to stand up in front of Barnaby. In the next shot, he is on top of Barnaby again (same position as before he flipped), and in the next he is standing up in front of Barnaby. See more »

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Stannie Dum: [Ollie takes a note from the money purse and tries to read. Stan turns it right-side-up. The note says "I.O.U $1.47'] I borrowed it.
Ollie Dee: I know you borrowed it. What I want to know is, what did you borrow it for?
Stannie Dum: Well, I lost all me pee-wees playing with Little Jack Horner, and I had to get some more.
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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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Version of Shirley Temple's Storybook: Babes in Toyland (1960) See more »

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I Can't Do The Sum
(1903) (uncredited)
Music by Victor Herbert
Frequently heard as background music during the film
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March to the Beat ****
20 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fabulous rendition of the Victor Herbert operetta.

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are endearing as the two workers in the toy factory who need to help out their landlady-the old lady who lives in the shoe.

Not only can't they borrow money to help her with the mortgage, they soon find themselves out of work for making the wrong size soldier. What a blessing that will be by film's end.

Silas Barnaby, played with great contempt, by Harry Kleinbach,who in real life was a refugee from Nazi Germany, owns the mortgage. He will tear it up if he can marry the old woman's daughter, a sweet Charlotte Henry. Leave it to Laurel and Hardy to dress up the former as a bride to fool the old skinflint.

Bitter, Barnaby plots to destroy Henry (Bo Peep's) lover, Felix Knight. He plants damaging evidence proving that Knight had killed those poor 3 little pigs. Knight is condemned to Devil's Island. When Laurel and Hardy discover that Barnaby has made this mischief, all hell breaks loose. Seems as though Barnaby is really the head of the Bogey Men, a scary animal-like men hiding out on the island. To gain further revenge, Barnaby brings them out to destroy all of Toyland only to see those overly tall soldiers exact revenge.

A wonderful film for children and adults as well. The singing by Charlotte Henry and Felix Knight is wonderful. The jokes by Laurel and Hardy are as corny but delightful as ever. Great family fare.


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