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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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Horace L. Gregory
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Sid Drake
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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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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

Ole Olsen: Is there a dentist in the house?
Dentist: I'm a dentist!
Ole Olsen: [Shoots him with rifle] How do YOU like getting drilled?
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

There Goes That Song Again
(uncredited)
Written by Allie Wrubel
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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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