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The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival (1947)

Approved | | 29 August 1947 (USA)
To quote a Marine D.I. in San Diego or John Wayne in several movies, "Listen up, we ain't going to plow this ground twice." In 1947, Hal Roach made a film called "Curly", which was an ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Larry Olsen ...
Curley, in 'Curly'
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Betty, in 'Curly'
Dale Belding ...
Speck, in 'Curly'
Peter Miles ...
Dud, in 'Curly' (as Gerald Perreau)
Ardda Lynwood ...
Ardda, in 'Curly'
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Aunt Martha, in 'Curly'
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Miss Payne, in 'Curly'
Rene Beard ...
'Dis', in 'Curly' (as Renee Beard)
Donald King ...
'Dat', in 'Curly'
Gene Holland ...
Hank, in 'Curly'
Billy Gray ...
Sandy, in 'Curly'
Georgie Nokes ...
Chuck, in 'Curly' (as George Nokes)
George McDonald ...
Bozo, in 'Curly'
Billy Andrews ...
Biff, in 'Curly'
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To quote a Marine D.I. in San Diego or John Wayne in several movies, "Listen up, we ain't going to plow this ground twice." In 1947, Hal Roach made a film called "Curly", which was an expanded version of 1930's "Our Gang" short "Teacher's Pet", with Frances Rafferty and Larry Olsen taking the roles played by June Marlowe and Jackie Cooper in the original short. Hal Roach also made a film called "The Fabulous Joe", basically about a drunk, a talking dog, gangsters and Marie Wilson running around in her skivvies. The two films, intended as bottom-half of a double feature, were released about two weeks apart, with "Curly" going out first. "The Fabulous Joe" came about two weeks later. At the same time, the two films were stitched together and offered, with the combined running time of 112 minutes, to exhibitors who didn't play double features. The film listed on this page, "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival", is the result. "Curly" was an attempt by Hal Roach, who no longer owned the rights to... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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