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Crazy House (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 8 October 1943 (USA)
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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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
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Roco
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S. E. Hanley
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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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Comedy | Music

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Casa de Loucos  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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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

Mumbo: Wanna buy a clock? On time?
Mumbo: Do you wanna buy a deck of cards? It's a good deal.
Mumbo: Wanna buy a stove? It's hot.
Mumbo: Wanna buy an anchor? Right off the boat!
Mumbo: Do you wanna buy a piece of chalk and make your mark in the world?
Mumbo: Do you wanna buy a beehive? You won't get stung.
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Referenced in Hollywood Boulevard (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

There Goes That Song Again
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Written by Allie Wrubel
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April 18, 2004 ... I just saw the digitized revival on Trio Network. Booked on TV by Quentin Tarantino.
18 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was only six, my mother and father sent my older brother to

take me to watch the Olson and Johnson routine at a New York

City nightclub called THE CARNIVAL. I had been aware of the

antics of the Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy and Abbott and

Costello, but now I could see first hand the live slapstick of

involved comedy.

The film "Crazy House" is a perfect example of keeping the wild art

of updated slapstick alive on film. It is an update of the pie

throwing of early silents and the progression from Charlie Chaplin

to Charlie Chase. This film even has small roles for all the lesser

known comics of that era. Their roles in this movie are much the

same as the bit inserts into "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World".

For those a little bit younger than myself, this film would be called

the progenitor of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh In", a TV series that ran

from 1968-1973.

All I can say is, "If you want to see the visualization of one liners as

presented in the 1940's try and get to see this film". In the short

while, watch "Laugh In" reruns and prep yourself for a look back

into comedy history.




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