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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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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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Trivia

Due to a missing copyright notice on older reissue prints bearing the title "March of the Wooden Soldiers," the film was widely perceived to have been in the public domain, and has been distributed by many home video companies over the decades. However, as it turned out, the original prints did have such notice, and film's copyright was renewed properly in 1962, making the perception invalid. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Version of Babes in Toyland (1986) See more »

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I Can't Do The Sum
(1903) (uncredited)
Music by Victor Herbert
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conversation with henry brandon
11 April 2001 | by (palm bay, fla. united states) – See all my reviews

first i must disagree with the review of your last member on his appraisal of henry brandons role as mr. barnaby. my wife and i were personal friends of henry brandon and it was his favorite role and his first. he maintained a friendship with stan laurel and oliver hardy until their passings. he was scheduled to appear at a laurel and hardy convention in july of 1990 with ms. charlotte henry and my wife and i were to meet him there. his recollection of the production sets were of vivid colors. when he attended the preview of the film he was disappointed because all he saw were greys and black and whites. he wished that hal roach would have shot the film in color even two strip technicolor. when talking to him about his long career always babes in toyland was foremost in his mind. the film holds up well today with another generation of children ( my grandkids included} and adults enjoying this trip into the world of fairytales and make believe. recently it has been released in computerized color, but i prefer the original black and white; but i think henry brandon would be happy to see his supreme villiany in the color version. a wonderful film, laurel and hardy at their best and the birth of a cinema villain for decades to come, my friend henry brandon nee kleinbach. yours at the movies joe rinando.


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