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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 ...
Ole
Chic Johnson ...
Chic
Martha O'Driscoll ...
Marjorie Nelson alias Marjorie Wyndingham
...
Edmund 'Mac' MacLean
Cass Daley ...
Sadie Silverfish
Percy Kilbride ...
Leighton Noble ...
Orchestra Leader
...
N.G. Wagstaff
Edgar Kennedy ...
Judge
Andrew Tombes ...
Horace L. Gregory
Ray Walker ...
Radio Host at Drive-in
Robert Emmett Keane ...
Attorney Scatterby
Chester Clute ...
Fud
...
Sid Drake
Richard Lane ...
Hanley
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Olsen and Johnson attempt to make a movie.

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Comedy | Music

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8 October 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casa de Loucos  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

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

Chic Johnson: Wanna see something swell?
Mumbo: Yeah!
Chic Johnson: Here, put this sponge in water.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Boulevard (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

I Oughta Dance
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Additional Lyrics by Eddie Cherkose
Music by Saul Chaplin
Danced by Tony De Marco and Sally De Marco
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Prepare for another CRAZY Olsen and Johnson movie!
28 February 2014 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

When the news spreads around Universal Studios that Olsen and Johnson are back, panic breaks out and everybody runs away as fast as they can

  • because they can still remember the making of "Hellzapoppin'" (and


who of us doesn't remember "Hellzapoppin'"? If there was such a thing as an award for 'the looniest picture', it would CERTAINLY go to this one!)... So, when they're thrown right over the studio walls out on the street, Ole and Chic just try to look for an 'angel' to finance the movie they're planning to make, and a director and cast of course! And as the title clearly suggests to us, "Crazy House" will be very little less loony than "Hellzapoppin'"...

Only this time, there's more emphasis put on the many music numbers, some of which are really wonderful (especially the exotic 'Tropicana')
  • and besides the musical entertainment and the - as always - hilarious


humor of the crazy duo, we can spot a lot of Universal regulars in cameo appearances, from Franklin Pangborn (distressed-looking as ever) to Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Holmes and Watson!

Of course, the movie's filled to the brim with surprises and jokes - nothing highbrow or ambitious, just REAL good, plain entertainment to make us laugh and forget all our problems for just a while... And that wasn't only VITAL back in 1943 during the War, but it's still a GREAT thing today - and always will be!


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