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Jitterbugs (1943)

Approved | | Comedy | 11 June 1943 (USA)
The boys team up with a likable con man to help a pretty singer's mother who's been taken in by swindlers.

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Malcolm Bennett
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Storyline

The two-man Laurel and Hardy Zoot Suit Band find themselves fronting a scam for "gasolene pills" in wartime oil-short America. They are however soon on the side of the angels helping recover $10,000 for an attractive young lady whose family have themselves been swindled. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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11 June 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bucha e Estica, Músicos de Jazz  »

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$310,600 (estimated)

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$1,100,000 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Wartime rationing had an impact on the duo's films. In this case, shoes were rationed to three pairs a year, and the dancers had to rehearse in bare feet. Also, because so many young men had joined the armed forces, the original plan to have 150 jitterbug teams in the jitterbug scene had to be reduced, and the 50 couples planned were reduced to 30. Not only that, but the "zoot suits" the duo wore needed a special dispensation because it was at the time considered a profligate use of material. See more »

Goofs

When Oliver Hardy is disguised as the Southern colonel he hands a prop to juvenile lead Bob Bailey and says, "Here, Bob." However, Bailey's character is named Chester Wright. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!
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Connections

Remake of Arizona to Broadway (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

If the Shoe Fits You, Wear It
(1943)
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Charles Newman
Sung by Vivian Blaine (uncredited)
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i enjoy it
12 September 2002 | by (Oxford, England) – See all my reviews

i watch this when i was on holiday in tennerife when this film was on. I kind of enjoyed it.It's not the best or worst comedy i have seen, but has got some good chuckles all the way through. There were some bits i din't understand. But then i am not a laurel and hardy fan! But it was good old traditional slpastick mayhem form the duo in this madcap comedy.


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