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Director:
Writers:
George Carleton Brown (original screenplay) &
Edward E. Seabrook (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 March 1948 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A newspaper publisher (Emory Parnell) is being blackmailed by a burlesque queen (Joan Woodbury), and... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
William Tracy ... Dorian 'Dodo' Doubleday
Joe Sawyer ... Officer Ames
Emory Parnell ... Winfield 'Windy' Blake

Betty Compson ... Martha Blake

Joan Woodbury ... Bubbles LaRue
Paul Stanton ... Attorney Martin Stafford
Beverly Lloyd ... Penny Blake (as Beverly Loyd)
Patti Morgan ... Ester Dexter
Thomas E. Jackson ... Chief McClure (as Thomas Jackson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Hood at Burlesque House (uncredited)
Gertrude Astor ... Woman with Dog (uncredited)
Rod Bacon ... Reporter (uncredited)
Eddie Bartell ... Bagsy - Burlesque Clown (uncredited)
Mimi Berry ... Ginger (uncredited)
Harry Cheshire ... Judge J.J. Bellinger (uncredited)
Nell Craig ... Society Editor (uncredited)
George Davis ... Fisherman in Court (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Pit Violinist (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin ... Reporter with Cigars (uncredited)
Joseph Granby ... Spinelli, Rankin's Lawyer (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Hood at Burlesque House (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Street Extra (uncredited)
George Humbert ... Italian Suspect in Court (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... The Masher / Dancer on Stage at Climax (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... Hood at Burlesque House (uncredited)
Theodore Lorch ... Extra (uncredited)
Emmett Lynn ... Burlesque Customer (uncredited)

Charles Middleton ... Reporter (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Sports Editor (uncredited)
Eddie Parks ... Freddie, News Photographer (uncredited)
Stanley Prager ... Cartoonist (uncredited)
Tommy Reilly ... Barney (uncredited)
Margaret Roach ... Vera (uncredited)
Helen Servis ... Charwoman (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Policeman (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Sgt. Harris (uncredited)

Anthony Warde ... Police Reporter (uncredited)
Ben Welden ... Rankin (uncredited)
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Directed by
Fred Guiol 
 
Writing credits
George Carleton Brown (original screenplay) &
Edward E. Seabrook (original screenplay)

Produced by
Fred Guiol .... producer
Hal Roach Jr. .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Heinz Roemheld 
 
Cinematography by
John W. Boyle 
 
Film Editing by
Art Seid  (as Arthur Seid)
 
Art Direction by
Jerome Pycha Jr. 
 
Set Decoration by
William Stevens 
 
Makeup Department
Burris Grimwood .... makeup artist
Loretta Francel .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Sidney S. Van Keuren .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Lane .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
William Randall .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... special photographic effects (as Roy W. Seawright)
 
Stunts
Chuck Hamilton .... stunt double (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunt double (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunt double: Bill Tracy (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ellis W. Carter .... camera operator (uncredited)
Edward Comfort .... grip (uncredited)
Eugene Hackley .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Harry Black .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Heinz Roemheld .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Charles Morton .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Laff-Time Part 1" - USA (subtitle)
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Runtime:
55 min
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Language:
Color:
Black and White (16 mm prints for television) (1954) | Color (Cinecolor) (original 35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1950) | USA:Approved

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Sergeants Come Home, 19 May 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

In the final series of Ames and Doubleday, the two of them are now civilians, Doubleday working as a reporter for newspaper publisher Emory Parnell and Ames now on the police force. Joe Sawyer and William Tracy continue their series of misadventures. Despite them being in the army as well as Abbott&Costello the Allies actually won the war.

Hal Roach being the producer with great insight into comedy decided to team William Tracy and Joe Sawyer as a team and sadly they seem to have been forgotten. This is only the second of their films I've seen and I'd certainly like to have seen more.

They seem to have the best elements of Laurel and Hardy and Abbott and Costello. Tracy as Dodo Doubleday is the innocent who just seems to go through life and he seems to stumble into heroism. Sawyer as Ames is a wiseguy know it all who slaps Tracy around like Abbott used to do to Costello, but like Ollie Hardy always is mired in the fertilizer of his own making.

Parnell, Tracy's prospective father-in-law is looking to expose the gangsters that run his town. But the mob boss is on to him, but he's got a better idea for shutting Parnell's expose down. Use burlesque queen Joan Woodbury for a little blackmail.

The problem is that Woodbury's ready to doublecross the mob. For some considerable cash she'll let Parnell have her diary which gives some mob names and places as well as their little good times.

The whole film ends in an absolutely mad chase sequence in the burlesque house after Woodbury's been murdered. And the audience is oblivious to it all, thinking it's all part of the entertainment.

In the tradition of Laurel, Costello, with a bit of Inspector Clousseau tossed in, Tracy as usual comes up a winner.

Here Comes Trouble is a fast paced comedy with an absolutely hysterical finale. It hasn't even got the touches that Universal gave Abbott and Costello, but it has just as many laughs.

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