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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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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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Slogans for Laurel & Hardy's Original Zoot Suit Band: "A Symphony in a Nutshell" and "We Play for Victory". See more »

Goofs

In the movie's opening credits the song title "If the Shoe Fits You, Wear It" is incorrectly listed as "If the Shoe Fits, Wear It". See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!
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Remake of Arizona to Broadway (1933) See more »

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That's A-Plenty
(1914) (uncredited)
Music by Lew Pollack
Played by Stan and Ollie at the carnival. Frank Beach performed trumpet for Oliver Hardy.
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Its OK
5 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Stan & Ollie are travelling musicians who run out of gas in the middle of nowhere and are helped out by a travelling salesman, Chester (Bob Bailey). He gives them one of his gas pills to put in their car and they decide to go into business combining their music act with selling these pills. When they try their luck in the next town, Chester meets Susan (Vivian Blaine) and she joins the gang. The plot then changes direction as we learn that Susan's aunt has had $10,000 dollars stolen by crooks. Chester, Susan, Stan & Ollie are determined to get the money back and the film follows their efforts to do this as Stan & Ollie pose as different characters at a hotel, while Susan takes a job as a singer at a club.

There are some funny scenes and Vivian Blaine sings 3 songs. Its all completely unbelievable nonsense but at the end of the film you feel that you have been entertained.


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