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Crazy House (1943)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  8 October 1943 (USA)
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Olsen and Johnson, stage comedians turned film stars, produce a star-studded musical comedy with an eccentric "millionaire" who hasn't got a dime.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ole Olsen ...
Chic Johnson ...
Chic Johnson
Cass Daley ...
Cass Daley / Sadie Silverfish
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Edmund 'Mac' MacLean
Martha O'Driscoll ...
Marjorie Nelson alias Marjorie Wyndingham
Leighton Noble ...
Johnny (as Leighton Noble and His Orchestra)
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N.G. Wagstaff
Percy Kilbride ...
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Roco
Richard Lane ...
S. E. Hanley
Andrew Tombes ...
Horace L. Gregory
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Sid Drake
Chester Clute ...
Fud
Edgar Kennedy ...
Judge
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Hotel Clerk
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Storyline

Olsen and Johnson, stage comedians turned film stars, produce a star-studded musical comedy with an eccentric "millionaire" who hasn't got a dime.

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Comedy | Music

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Release Date:

8 October 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casa de Loucos  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce are playing themselves, seen on the Universal studio lot. They call each other "Holmes" and "Watson" as a joke because they were currently playing these characters in Universal movies. See more »

Quotes

[questioning the artist about his abstract painting "Moonlight Over Manhattan"]
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Roco: Well, it's all moonlight.
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Roco: Between Brooklyn and Jersey. Everybody knows that.
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Connections

Referenced in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

My Rainbow Song
(uncredited)
Written by Mitchell Parish, Matty Malneck and Frank Signorelli
Sung by Martha O'Driscoll
Accompanied by Leighton Noble and his Orchestra and Marion Hutton with The Modernaires
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The film is as crazy as the house.
10 April 2007 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Olsen & Johnson go to Universal Studios to film their successor to Hellzapoppin', while everyone at the studio runs for cover. Since no one at the studio will back them, O&J decide to return to Miracle Pictures to get their film started. Since O&J can get no bankable stars, they decide to do the novel approach of having a film w/ new faces including singer Marjorie Nelson (who happens to catch the eye of director Ed MacLean). When films creditors find out that O&J's backer is an eccentric sort who thinks he's a millionaire broker, they put an injunction on the film, and its up to Olsen & Johnson to prove their case in court to save the film. Probably this film was on the same page w/ the WC Fields film, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break with the plot of the comedian(s) trying to film the movie. Olsen & Johnson are up to their same antics again, but after the opening scene of the Universal lot running for cover, the film can't maintain the pace of that scene or what made Hellzapoppin a laugh riot. The musical numbers are nice, but there just seems to be so many in the film, that this is a jukebox film more than a comedy. Still the film has many funny moments and is a sure treat. Rating, 7.


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