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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.

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, (as Raymond McCarey) | 2 more credits »

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

Complete credited cast:
... Stan
... Ollie
... Eddie Smith (as Donald Dillaway)
Jackie Lyn Dufton ... Eddie's Baby (as Jacquie Lynn)
... Old Woman with Letter
... General
... Uncle Jack (as Rychard Cramer)
... Annie
... Recruiting Sergeant
... Welfare Association Officer
... Mr. Smith
... Wrong Eddie's Bride
... The Wrong Eddie
... Wrong Eddie's Father (as Montague Shaw)
... 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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LAUGHS? EVEN THE CAST HAD TO HOWL! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

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Release Date:

17 September 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dick & Doof als Rekruten  »

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 2001/02 an original poster for the film sold for $4.054. See more »

Goofs

Whilst in the apartment, Stan looks at a newspaper article referencing the Empire State Building in New York. The Empire State Building wasn't built until 1931, but Stan and Ollie supposedly had just returned from the Great War, meaning the year should have been 1917 or 1918 and the Empire State Building was not yet built. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Hey, how much would you charge me to haunt a house?
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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 »

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Edited into Dance of the Cookoos (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

My Buddy
(1922) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Played when the photograph is presented toward the end
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Classic L & H
31 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES is the second L&H feature. They do a great job, providing straight laughs for over an hour! The supporting cast reads like a "who's-who" of 1930's comedy:Charles Middleton, Jacquie Lyn, Muriel Evans, Billy Gilbert, C. Montague Shaw, George Marshall, Rychard Cramer, James C. Morton, Richard Tucker, Lew Kelly, and other greats such as the immortal James Finlayson as a General. Directed by George Marshall and Raymond McCarey (brother of L&H creator Leo McCarey), Photographed by Art Lloyd. Screenplay and Dialogue by H. M. Walker. A comedy classic.


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