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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Ole Olsen ...
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Cass Daley / Sadie Silverfish
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Edmund 'Mac' MacLean
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Marjorie Nelson alias Marjorie Wyndingham
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Johnny (as Leighton Noble and His Orchestra)
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N.G. Wagstaff
Percy Kilbride ...
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Richard Lane ...
S. E. Hanley
Andrew Tombes ...
Horace L. Gregory
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Sid Drake
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Fud
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Judge
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Hotel Clerk
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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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8 October 1943 (USA)  »

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Casa de Loucos  »

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As a gag veteran performers Andy Devine, Leo Carillo, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Johnny Mack Brown and Allan Jones, all of whom make cameos, are given a special "Introducing" title card. See more »

Quotes

Ole Olsen: Universal's most sensational comedy team's outside.
N.G. Wagstaff: Abbott & Costello - send them in!
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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Tropicana
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Lyrics by Don Raye
Music by Gene de Paul
Performed by Ramsay Ames and Her Tropicanans
Also performed by Count Basie and His Orchestra, and uncredited dancers
Also danced by Tony De Marco and Sally De Marco
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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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