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Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, War | 17 September 1932 (USA)
Two war veterans help orphaned child to find her grandfather.

Directors:

George Marshall, Ray McCarey (as Raymond McCarey) | 2 more credits »

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue) (as H. M. Walker)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Don Dillaway ... Eddie Smith (as Donald Dillaway)
Jackie Lyn Dufton Jackie Lyn Dufton ... Eddie's Baby (as Jacquie Lynn)
Mary Carr ... Old Woman with Letter
James Finlayson ... General
Richard Cramer ... Uncle Jack (as Rychard Cramer)
Adele Watson ... Annie
Tom Kennedy ... Recruiting Sergeant
Charles Middleton ... Welfare Association Officer
Richard Tucker ... Mr. Smith
Muriel Evans ... Wrong Eddie's Bride
Grady Sutton ... The Wrong Eddie
C. Montague Shaw ... Wrong Eddie's Father (as Montague Shaw)
Billy Gilbert ... Mr. Hathaway
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Storyline

The boys' Army buddy, Eddie Smith, is killed in the trenches in France, leaving his baby girl an orphan. Back home after Armistice, they try to find Eddie's father and turn the child over to him. Unfortunately, they keep coming up with the wrong Smiths, and in the process disrupt a wedding by proclaiming the baby to be the groom's child. To evade the Welfare Association, they try to skip town, raising money for their escape by hocking their lunch wagon. But they accidentally knock the bank president unconscious and wind up being hunted down for bank robbery. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Ninety minutes of continuous laughs. One Hundred Times funnier than their shorter comedies! (Print Ad- New York Sun, ((New York NY)) 29 September 1932) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dick & Doof als Rekruten See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)| Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In 2001/02 an original poster for the film sold for $4,054. See more »

Goofs

As L & H head up the steps of their flat after "borrowing" money from the bank, the boom mic shadow can clearly be seen following them up and down the stairs. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Well, looks like we're in it. Gee, I wish I could go.
Stan: Go where?
Oliver: Why to war!
Stan: Why can't ya go?
Oliver: There you are, I knew you'd take that selfish attitude. I'd go in a minute if it wasn't for my flat feet!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: April 1917 -

When the scratch of a pen on Capitol Hill caused crowns to rattle - - See more »

Alternate Versions

There exists also a colorized version. See more »

Connections

Featured in Living Famously: Laurel & Hardy (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance of the Cuckoos
(1930) (uncredited)
Written by Marvin Hatley
Played during the opening credits
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An average series entry still has the unmistakable touch of comic genius.
28 December 2000 | by Wilbur-10See all my reviews

Early Laurel & Hardy feature isn't among their best, but still provides entertaining viewing.

Story begins with America entering the First World War, and L&H conscripted into the army after being spotted loafing on a park bench. Action moves to training camp, then onto the trenches in France before returning to America. Here Laurel & Hardy find themselves responsible for a dead army buddy's little girl, whom they must return to her rightful guardian.

Film isn't as polished as later entries, and certainly can't compete with the likes of 'Sons of the Desert'. Even so, the continual odd-couple bickering between the two ensures plenty of laughs. The scene where they go to the Bank to get a loan on the strength of their mobile food business is out of the top draw - if there is a better comedy duo in movie history I've yet to see them.


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