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Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)

Various Mother Goose rhymes are portrayed by Hollywood stars for example, Old King Cole's fiddlers three are the Marx Brothers, and Humpty Dumpty is W.C. Fields, who falls while tormenting ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Al Bernie ...
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Thelma Boardman ...
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Ann Lee ...
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Dave Weber ...
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Various Mother Goose rhymes are portrayed by Hollywood stars for example, Old King Cole's fiddlers three are the Marx Brothers, and Humpty Dumpty is W.C. Fields, who falls while tormenting Charlie McCarthy; Simple Simon and the Pieman are Laurel and Hardy. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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23 December 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mamma gås i Hollywood  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Aside from his debut in The Wise Little Hen (1934), this is the only appearance of Donald Duck in a Silly Symphony cartoon. See more »

Quotes

[in See-Saw, Margery Daw, Edward G. Robinson and Greta Garbo are on a see-saw]
Greta Garbo: I vant so much to be alone.
Edward G. Robinson: Okay, babe. You asked for it.
[Gets off see-saw, Garbo falls down]
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Connections

Spoofs Captains Courageous (1937) See more »

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Hollywood and Mother Goose combined
26 March 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This was a wonderful idea for a Disney (or non-Disney)cartoon. It was very creative to portray the latest Hollywood stars as characters from the classic nursery rhymes. I was reading someone else's comments and they mentioned that understanding this short's humor would take a lot of knowledge of the Hollywood stars of the 30's. I do agree with them. Many of those stars were unknown to me, but I could identify quite a few of them. Let's see! There was Katherine Hepburn portrayed as Little Bo Peep. W.C. Fields is portrayed as Humptey Dumpty with the puppet Charlie McCarthey making clever jokes about him. In the nursery rhyme about the seesaw, there was Edward G. Robinson and Greta Garbo going up and down. Simple Simon was portrayed by Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy was the pieman. The scene at the beginning is humorous where Mother Goose takes the place of the MGM lion. Then, there is a disclaimer that reads: ANY RESEMBLANCE TO ACTUAL PERSONALITIES PORTRAYED IN THIS PICTURE, LIVING OR DEAD, IS PURELY COINCIDENTAL.


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