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Indian
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Priscilla
Polly Ann Young ...
Helen Newton
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Ed Newton
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Alice
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Rich playboy Drogo Gaines is in imminent danger of marrying a gold digger, and escapes by feigning insanity. The joke's on him when he wakes up in an asylum full of comical lunatics. There he befriends Colonel Carraway, and together they escape, catching a ride with a beautiful blonde who proves to be Penguin Moore, carnival owner. The adventures of Drogo and the Colonel with Moore's Carnival are replete with Hal Roach slapstick. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Gay with girls! Goofy with gags! (One-sheet poster). See more »

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26 May 1941 (Portugal)  »

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This film was first telecast in New York City Saturday 28 August 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 »

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I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN YOU YEARS AGO
Written by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics Harris Robison
Song introduction by The Charioteers
Performed by Carole Landis (dubbed by Martha Mears)
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More fun from Hal Roach and the gang
31 August 2013 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

This is another under-appreciated Hal Roach comedy, mixing screwball scenarios with slapstick antics. I never miss an Adolphe Menjou movie if I can help it, and he's great here as an eccentric industrialist (and/or recreational con man). He and John Hubbard escape from a mental health resort and join up with a traveling carnival run by the very lovely Carole Landis. Hubbard is secretly a millionaire, looking for true love after dodging gold-diggers. Patsy Kelly is Landis's pal, George E. Stone plays an amorous Indian, Charles Butterworth is Menjou's wealthy nephew, and Willie Best plays his usual stereotype role, but is very funny. All this and Hoagy Carmichael's catchy tune "Calliope Jane". A cute movie, lots of fun.

See also: TURNABOUT (1940) and THE HOUSEKEEPER'S DAUGHTER (1939), all directed by Roach and featuring Hubbard and Menjou.


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