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Crazy House (1943)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  8 October 1943 (USA)
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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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Olsen and Johnson attempt to make a movie.

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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

Billy Gilbert is listed in the closing credits as playing 'Stone,' but he clearly introduces himself as 'Sid Drake.' See more »

Quotes

Basil Rathbone: Olsen & Johnson have arrived.
Nigel Bruce: How do you know?
Basil Rathbone: I am Sherlock Holmes. I know everything.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Someday I'll Dream Again
(uncredited)
Written by Irving Bibo and Al Piantadosi
Sung by Martha O'Driscoll
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Too much "entertainment" not enough O & J
13 October 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

A strange concoction. Some of the Olsen and Johnson visual routines are incredible and some are painfully corny (and I like corny routines). Their standup routine in a nightclub is really bad. The sight gags seem to be inspired by animated cartoons as the two pull out all sorts of weird items at a moments notice. The hotel scene is a standout example.

There are way too many standard 1940's musical numbers for my taste. But the other acts were sometimes entertaining. The harp and violin hobos were funny.

This was shown on the TRIO network as part of Quentin Tarantino's favorite movie month. I think he likes it because of the "shocking" ending, that's it. I wouldn't suggest go out of your way to see it although.


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