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Meet the Baron (1933)

Passed | | Comedy | 20 October 1933 (USA)
The famous Baron Munchausen dumps two dimwits in the African jungle. A rescue team mistakes one of them for the missing Baron, and returns them to the US, where they're greeted as heroes. ... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Lang

Writers:

Herman J. Mankiewicz (story), Norman Krasna (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Pearl ... The Famous Baron Munchausen of the Air
Jimmy Durante ... Joe McGoo - the Favorite 'Schnozzle' of the Screen
Zasu Pitts ... Zasu - Upstairs Maid
Ted Healy ... Head Janitor and His Stooges
Edna May Oliver ... Dean Primrose
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Girls The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Girls ... Dancers
Henry Kolker ... Baron Munchausen
William B. Davidson ... General Broadcasting Representative
Moe Howard ... A Stooge
Larry Fine ... A Stooge
Curly Howard ... A Stooge (as Jerry Howard)
Ben Bard ... 'Charley'
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Storyline

The famous Baron Munchausen dumps two dimwits in the African jungle. A rescue team mistakes one of them for the missing Baron, and returns them to the US, where they're greeted as heroes. While giving a speech at a college, the "Baron" falls for a pretty girl, gets tangled up with a trio of nutty janitors and faces being exposed as a phony. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The Greatest Screen and Radio Scream Ever!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Liar See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lyda Roberti was loaned out from Paramount for a supporting role, most of which ended up on the cutting room floor. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Baron Munchausen: Uhh...
Julius: Was you there?
Baron Munchausen: No, I wasn't there.
Julius: So I did it!
Baron Munchausen: Shut up!
Julius: By jove, I remember it like it was yesterday.
Joe McGoo - the Favorite 'Schnozzle' of the Screen: Maybe it was yesterday.
Julius: No, let me zee, it was nineteen-hundred-zixteen. He was right up there...
Baron Munchausen: Hear anything, Julius?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

With The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Girls (on movie's poster). See more »

Connections

References Okay America! (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got to Sing a Torch Song
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung a bit by the Statue of Liberty
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Introducing Larry, Curly & Moe!
25 January 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Strained comedy, a sketch-like revue which was initially a vehicle to showcase one-time radio star Jack Pearl but is now best remembered as America's introduction to The Three Stooges. Actually, Larry, Curly and Moe are billed alongside comic Ted Healy as Ted Healy and his Three Stooges. Although the supporting cast features Jimmy Durante (who is completely wasted on dim material) and ZaSu Pitts, the only audience for the film these days are Stooges-addicts, and even they won't find much to applaud here. Incredibly loud and overbearing, it shows how far Hollywood had to go to reach a certain level of slapstick sophistication. *1/2 from ****


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