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Crazy House (1943)

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

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Cast

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

Olsen and Johnson attempt to make a movie.

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Release Date:

8 October 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casa de Loucos  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

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

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

Referenced in Hollywood Boulevard (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Humoresque
(uncredited)
Music by Antonín Dvorák
Performed by uncredited harp and violin duet
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User Reviews

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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