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Zenobia (1939)

Approved | | Comedy | 21 April 1939 (USA)
A modest country doctor in the antebellum South has to contend with his daughter's upcoming marriage and an affectionate medicine show elephant.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Tibbett
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Professor McCrackle
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Mrs. Tibbett
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Mrs. Carter
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Jeff Carter
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Mary Tibbett
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Virginia
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Attorney Culpepper
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Judge
Stepin Fetchit ...
Zero (as Step'n Fetchit)
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Dehlia (as Hattie McDaniels)
Philip Hurlic ...
Zeke (as Phillip Hurlic)
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Mr. Dover
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Sheriff
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Butcher
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Storyline

A southern country doctor is called on by a visiting circus man to cure his sick elephant. After the doctor heals the grateful beast, the elephant becomes so attached to him that it starts to follow him everywhere. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Release Date:

21 April 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

It's Spring Again  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Sunday 15 August 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5) and in New York City Sunday 17 October 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. See more »

Quotes

Zero: [Observing the elephant Zenobia stampeding through a city street] That's the biggest rabbit I ever saw.
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Connections

Referenced in Of Mice and Men (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Evening by the Moonlight
(1880) (uncredited)
Written by James Allen Bland
Performed by the Hall Johnson Choir at the party
Sung by Jean Parker with Jack George on harp and the Hall Johnson Choir joining in
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An elephant never forgets
18 December 2001 | by (Deltona, Florida) – See all my reviews

Oliver Hardy shines as a small town doctor in this amusing comedy set in the Old South. After tending to an ailing elephant Hardy can't get rid of the beast since she is so appreciative and an elephant never forgets. It's a fun path as Zenobia follows the portly doctor just about everywhere he goes. This is one of the few times that Hardy appeared in a film without his partner Stan Laurel however he handles it quite well. Co-starring are Jean Parker, James Ellison, Alice Brady, Billie Burke as the doctors befuddled wife and the ever dependable Hattie McDaniel. It's available on VSH folks.


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