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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Complete credited cast:
Virginia Karns ...
Felix Knight ...
Florence Roberts ...
Barnaby (as Henry Kleinbach)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Hagar ...
Allen Waddell ...


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 <>

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1 and 1/2 hours of laughter!


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Release Date:

14 December 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

March of the Wooden Soldiers  »

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Technical Specs


| (re-release)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Debut of Henry Brandon. See more »


The three little pigs are in their nightgowns - like everyone else in Toy Land - when Stan and Ollie return with Tom Tom and Bo-Peep. When the three little pigs close the blinds to their houses when the bogeymen are attacking, two of them are shown with their regular clothes on. Eventually they are seen with their nightgowns again when Toy Land is fighting the bogeymen. See more »


The Toy Maker: [showing off one of the toy soldiers built for Santa's order] Isn't it wonderful? It does everything but talk.
Santa Claus: Wonderful, yes. But not what I ordered.
The Toy Maker: What do you mean?
Santa Claus: I ordered 600 soldiers at 1 foot high.
The Toy Maker: What?
The Toy Maker: [to Stannie] You took that order. What was it?
Stannie Dum: I thought you said 100 soldiers six feet high.
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Crazy Credits

(main title of re-release version) March of the Wooden Soldiers formerly Babes in Toyland See more »


Referenced in The Smurfs: Babes in Wartland/The Smurf-Walk Cafe (1984) See more »


The Ku-Ku Song
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Marvin Hatley
Played by the orchestra over first opening credit
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A classic in every sense of the word!!!
27 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

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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