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Trouble in Toyland (1935)

An number of extraordinarily talented youngsters perform before Santa. May Parish sings The Hobby Horse Parade. Jackie Clune does a stunning rendition of When Irish Eyes are Smilin'. Sybil ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Dudley Clements ...
Santa Claus
Roy Le May ...
(as Gus Edwards' Stars of the Future)
May Parish ...
(as Gus Edwards' Stars of the Future)
Jean Parrillo ...
(as Gus Edwards' Stars of the Future)
Nancy Gonzalez ...
(as Gus Edwards' Stars of the Future)
Dickie Larrimore ...
(as Gus Edwards' Stars of the Future)
Joe Benny ...
(as Gus Edwards' Stars of the Future)
Jackie Clune ...
(as Gus Edwards' Stars of the Future)
Julie Meyers ...
(as Gus Edwards' Stars of the Future)
Johnny Giovanco Gee ...
(as Gus Edwards' Stars of the Future)
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An number of extraordinarily talented youngsters perform before Santa. May Parish sings The Hobby Horse Parade. Jackie Clune does a stunning rendition of When Irish Eyes are Smilin'. Sybil Elaine delights with her impersonation song. The rest dance, tumble, sing and Nancy Gonzalez plays La Cucaracha on the accordion. Written by rharlan58

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30 November 1935 (USA)  »

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Broadway Brevities (1935-1936 season) #8: Trouble in Toyland  »

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Trivia

Placards worn by the striking kiddies at the beginning of the short include the following protests: "Change The Shape of Ice Cream Cones", "No Parent Should Be Allowed To Name Their Child Elmer", "We Want Our Ears Washed Once A Month", "No More Mechanical Dolls, We Want Real Sweethearts". "Cut Out the Baby Talk", "We Want To Be Seen And Heard", "Parents Should Never Strike Child Exept In Self Defense", "Down With Spinach", and "No Daddy Should Be Allowed To Wind Up Our Toys". See more »

Quotes

Sybil Elaine: [singing] I can do most anything, so think what I could do for you. I can do a Garbo and Mae West too. Come up and see me sometime. Get the idea, tall, dark and handsome...
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Soundtracks

On the Good Ship Lollipop
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Performed by Dickie Larrimore and ensemble
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Down With Spinach!
5 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Gus Edwards started as a vaudevillian and wound up as a song writer, publisher and organizer of shows on the stage and radio in which young children performed. His two best known songs are "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" and "School Days".

Mr. Edwards does not appear in this revue, but he was so well known that his name was worth paying for this short. A bunch of children show up to throw a show for Santa Claus. While some of the performers are astonishing in their abilities at very tender ages, the net effect is slightly creepy to a modern viewer like me, as they ape adult manners -- in a strictly PG manner. Still, there's no doubt about their ability -- although the kid who sings "Dinah" is little better than Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer.


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