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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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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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This is that movie about those people.

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Bucha e Estica, Músicos de Jazz  »

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Budget:

$310,600 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,054,000
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Cy Slocum, who played a bouncer in this movie, was Oliver Hardy's stand-in and stunt double in the Laurel and Hardy movies of the 1930s. 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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Soundtracks

The Moon Kissed the Mississippi
(1943)
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Charles Newman
Sung by Vivian Blaine (uncredited)
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Past their peak, but still very watchable
5 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is an enjoyable film for L&H fans, despite it not being as funny as their earlier features. However, that is to be expected in anybody's career.

Far better that they made it than just retiring in 1940. Don't expect their best, but give it a viewing


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