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Writers:
Jean Negulesco (original story) and
Charley Rogers (original story) ...
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Release Date:
20 May 1938 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Yelps in the Alps ! See more »
Plot:
Stanley and Oliver are mousetrap salesmen hoping to strike it rich in Switzerland, but get swindled out of all their money by a cheesemaker... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Better than it gets credit for See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stan Laurel ... Himself

Oliver Hardy ... Himself

Grete Natzler ... Anna Albert (as Della Lind)

Walter Woolf King ... Victor Albert

Eric Blore ... Edward
Adia Kuznetzoff ... Chef

Charles Judels ... Cheese Factory Proprietor
Ludovico Tomarchio ... Luigi
Franz Hug ... Flag Thrower

Jean De Briac ... Enrico
George Sorel ... Joseph
Charles Gemora ... Gorilla (as Charles Gamore)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Alden ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ruth Alder ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ernie Alexander ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Michael Arshasky ... Dancer (uncredited)
Marie Barbe ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Ann Berry ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Virginia Blair ... Dancer (uncredited)

Stanley Blystone ... Doorman (uncredited)
Barbara Booth ... Dancer (uncredited)
Agostino Borgato ... Mule-Drawn Cart Driver (uncredited)

Chet Brandenburg ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ed Brandenburg ... Alpen Hotel Atmosphere Man (uncredited)
Edwin Brian ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Lorraine Bridges ... Chambermaid (uncredited)
Mary Brooks ... Dancer (uncredited)
Sammy Brooks ... Townsman (uncredited)
Mae Bruce ... Woman with Tray (uncredited)
Doris Carlyle ... Dancer (uncredited)
James B. Carson ... Waiter (uncredited)
Sanna Caru ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Les Clark ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jean Cleveland ... Tourist (uncredited)
May Cloy ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Emmett Connors ... Townsman (uncredited)
Al Cooke ... Dancer (uncredited)
Baldwin Cooke ... Alpen Hotel Atmosphere Man (uncredited)
Nick Copeland ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Edward Cutler ... Dancer (uncredited)

Virginia Dabney ... Chambermaid (uncredited)
Lucille Day ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ray De Ravenne ... Townsman (uncredited)
Celia Derosa ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Dinah ... Dinah (uncredited)
Buck the Dog ... St. Bernard with Brandy (uncredited)
Marie Dolezel ... Townswoman (uncredited)

Lester Dorr ... Townsman (uncredited)

Earl Douglas ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Mike Drey ... Townsman (uncredited)

Tex Driscoll ... Peasant (uncredited)
Lou Duello ... Townsman (uncredited)
Evelyne Eager ... Dancer (uncredited)
Robert Eason ... Dancer (uncredited)
Max Etzkorn ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ann Faruks ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Paul Feiner ... Townsman (uncredited)
Lola Field ... Dancer (uncredited)
Alex Finlayson ... Townsman (uncredited)
Paul Foltz ... Dancer (uncredited)
Elisabeth Fröhlich ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Captain Garcia ... Townsman (uncredited)
Peter Gardiner ... Dancer (uncredited)
Anita Garvin ... Tradesman's Wife (uncredited)
Wilda George ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Hal Gerard ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Ethel Gilstrom ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Pete Gordon ... Townsman (uncredited)
Lew Gould ... Dancer (uncredited)
George Gramlich ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Carlton Griffin ... Townsman (uncredited)
Holly Hall ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Hope Harper ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Jack Hill ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cheryl Hopper ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Jan Hopper ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Otto Jehly ... Musical Performer (uncredited)
Eddie Johnson ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ... Tradesman (uncredited)
Marjorie Kane ... Chambermaid (uncredited)
Harvey Karels ... Dancer (uncredited)
Julia Kingsley ... Chambermaid (uncredited)
Jack Koontz ... Dancer (uncredited)
Etherine Landucci ... Accordian Player with Gorilla (uncredited)
Pat Lane ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ruth Lane ... Townswoman (uncredited)

Lois Laurel ... Dancing Child (uncredited)
Joe Lenz ... Townsman (uncredited)
Lew Leroy ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ula Love ... Chambermaid (uncredited)
Jack Lubell ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... Peasant (uncredited)

Boots Mallory ... Dancer (uncredited)
Michael Mark ... Astonished Swiss Villager (uncredited)
Kay McCoy ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Nancy McMahon ... Dancer (uncredited)
Alex Melesh ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Carolyne Melkus ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Kate Melkus ... Townswoman (uncredited)

Forbes Murray ... Tourist (uncredited)
Fifi O'Brien ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Bob O'Connor ... Astonished Swiss Villager (uncredited)
Eleanor Peterson ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Marylin Peterson ... Tourist (uncredited)
Esther Pressman ... Dancer (uncredited)
Margaret Randall ... Dancer (uncredited)
Val Raset ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jolane Reynolds ... Dancer (uncredited)

Margaret Roach ... Singer (uncredited)
Wilma Roelof ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jack Romler ... Dancer (uncredited)
Anna Ross ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Beverly Royde ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Ruth Royde ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Peggy Russell ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ed Scarpa ... Waiter (uncredited)
Conrad Seideman ... Gardener (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Organ Grinder (uncredited)
Lester Shafer ... Dancer (uncredited)
Marion Shelton ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Nik Sommer ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Countess Sonia ... Townswoman (uncredited)
John Stanley ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jack Stegall ... Townsman (uncredited)
O.M. Steiger ... Townsman (uncredited)

Mary Stewart ... Dancer (uncredited)
Joseph Struder ... Musical Performer (uncredited)
Louis Studer ... Musical Performer (uncredited)
Billy Taft ... Dancer (uncredited)
Arnold Tamon ... Dancer (uncredited)
Charles Teske ... Dancer (uncredited)
Loie Tilton Gaither ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jacques Vanaire ... Waiter (uncredited)
Dolly Verner ... Dancer (uncredited)

Gustav von Seyffertitz ... Gardener (uncredited)

Doodles Weaver ... Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
Vera White ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Viola Wilkins ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Kenny Williams ... Dancer (uncredited)
Tudor Williams ... Singer (uncredited)
Fritz Wolfesberger ... Musical Performer (uncredited)

Directed by
John G. Blystone 
Hal Roach (fill-in director) (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Jean Negulesco (original story) and
Charley Rogers (original story) (as Charles Rogers)

James Parrott (screen play) &
Felix Adler (screen play) and
Charlie Melson (screen play) (as Charles Melson)

Richard Flournoy  contributing writer (uncredited)
Stan Laurel  contributing writer (uncredited)
Hal Roach  uncredited

Produced by
Sidney S. Van Keuren .... associate producer (as S. S. Van Keuren)
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Phil Charig (uncredited)
Marvin Hatley (uncredited)
Clarence Wheeler (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Norbert Brodine (photography)
Art Lloyd (photography)
Bert Glennon (photography) (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Bert Jordan 
 
Casting by
Joe Collum (casting director) (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Charles D. Hall 
 
Set Decoration by
William Stevens (set decorations) (as W. L. Stevens)
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup artist: Mr. Laurel (uncredited)
Charles Gemora .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Milton H. Bren .... production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chet Brandenburg .... assistant director (uncredited)
Barney Carr .... assistant director (uncredited)
Hal Roach Jr. .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
John Sherwood .... assistant director (uncredited)
Lawrence Tarver .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sidney S. Van Keuren .... director: additional scenes (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
William Randall .... sound
T.R. Burns .... second sound assistant (uncredited)
Ralph Butler .... third sound assistant (uncredited)
Warren B. Delaplain .... first sound assistant (uncredited)
W.W. Wells .... second sound assistant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Louis McManus .... assistant: Mr. Seawright (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... photographic effects
Fred Knoth .... miniatures (uncredited)
Jack Shaw .... matte artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ham Kinsey .... stunt double: Stan Laurel (uncredited)
Charles Phillips .... stunt double: Oliver Hardy (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stax Graves .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ernest Schrapps .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
William H. Terhune .... supervising editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Jack Roach .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Phil Charig .... music
Marvin Hatley .... musical direction
Arthur Morton .... musical arrangements
Arthur Quenzer .... lyrics
Henry Alberti .... musician (uncredited)
Joe Barret .... musician (uncredited)
Jack Barsby .... musician (uncredited)
George Beresowsky .... musician (uncredited)
Simon Carfagno .... musician (uncredited)
K. Cunningham .... musician (uncredited)
Harry Davis .... musician (uncredited)
Angelo DeMichele .... musician (uncredited)
Joseph Difiore .... musician (uncredited)
Howard Fenimore .... musician (uncredited)
B. Ferlazzo .... musician (uncredited)
A. Franz .... musician (uncredited)
William Hamilton .... musician (uncredited)
Henry Hill .... musician (uncredited)
Haskell Isenhuth .... musician (uncredited)
Johnny Kiado .... musician (uncredited)
Arnold Kraushaar .... musician (uncredited)
Otto Landeau .... musician (uncredited)
Lucia Laria .... musician (uncredited)
Silvio Lavatelli .... musician (uncredited)
William Leavitt .... musician (uncredited)
Harold Lewis .... musician (uncredited)
Sinclair Lott .... musician (uncredited)
Lou Marcasie .... musician (uncredited)
Ray Menhennick .... musician (uncredited)
Samson Noble .... musician (uncredited)
Mel Pedesky .... musician (uncredited)
Michel Perriere .... musician (uncredited)
Bob Petkere .... musician (uncredited)
A. Reno .... musician (uncredited)
Willard Rush .... musician (uncredited)
Bela Schaffer .... musician (uncredited)
James Scott .... musician (uncredited)
Leroy Shield .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Nathaniel Shilkret .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Henry Shostac .... musician (uncredited)
Ed Skrivanek .... musician (uncredited)
Larry Smaltz .... musician (uncredited)
Jerome Spolidoro .... musician (uncredited)
Ray Stillwell .... musician (uncredited)
Albert Vertchamp .... musician (uncredited)
Clarence Wheeler .... music by (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Val Raset .... dances staged by
Hal Roach .... presenter
Tony Campanaro .... mule trainer: Dinah (uncredited)
Bud Carpenter .... stand-in: Walter Woolf King (uncredited)
L.F. Comport .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Ellen Corby .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Jim Coucks .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Mary Egan .... stand-in: Della Lind (uncredited)
Charles K. Feldman .... agent: Mr. Laurel (uncredited)
Cecil Higgins .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Joseph Jacobson .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Ham Kinsey .... stand-in: Stan Laurel (uncredited)
Charles Morton .... script clerk (uncredited)
Charlie Phillips .... stand-in: Oliver Hardy (uncredited)
Paul Rochin .... stand-in: Eric Blore (uncredited)
Carl Spitz .... dog trainer: Buck (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
73 min | USA:65 min (edited version)
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | UK:U (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1988) (1992) (1995) (1999) | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #4115) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | West Germany:6

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Trivia:
The gorilla is played by actor Charles Gemora, who also played Ethel the Chimp in the earlier L&H short The Chimp (1932).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The lyric of the final song says, "In Swiss that's 'good morning to you.'" There is no language called "Swiss." Swiss citizens speak German, French or Italian.See more »
Quotes:
Stan:I see a monkey.
Oliver:A what?
Stan:A monkey.
Oliver:Well it doesn't surprise me a bit.If you don't quit drinking that brandy,you'll be seeing pink elephants.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs King Kong (1933)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Can't Get Over the AlpsSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Better than it gets credit for, 22 October 2010
Author: Grendel1950 from United States

I think this picture gets bashed undeservedly. By 1938 Hal Roach was branching out into other movie genres, and he liked adding music to comedy and comedy to adventure. Laurel and Hardy had been successful in "The Devil's Brother" and "Babes in Toyland", and this film was not a stretch from those. He added good sets, a better than usual supporting cast, and popular music to this picture. Stan, for his part, created gags that were unusual for the team, such as the St. Bernard scene, the piano-bridge scene, and the organ scene. Both men were in the 40's; Stan had been ill and Oliver was really adding weight, and they were less than believable doing banana peel slide routines any more. They all tried mightily to produce a pleasant hybrid movie, but because it wasn't traditional L&H picture they got resentment instead. The light was visible at the end of the tunnel for Stan and Ollie by this time, and they attempted a direction change they hoped would retain their place as major stars.

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