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Nertsery Rhymes (1933)

A father and mother tell bedtime stories to their sons.

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Cast overview:
... Papa
... Boys (as Howard) (as Fine and Howard)
... Boys (as Howard) (as Fine and Howard)
... Boys (as Howard) (as Fine and Howard)
Bonnie Bonnell ... The Good Fairy (as Bonny)
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A father and mother tell bedtime stories to their sons.

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6 July 1933 (USA)  »

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Nursery Rhymes  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(2-strip Technicolor)

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The two musical numbers were taken from earlier films. "The Story of the Lady in a Fan" was originally filmed for the uncompleted The March of Time (1930), and "The Woman in the Shoe" was from Lord Byron of Broadway (1930). See more »

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Curly: Papa, Papa please tell me a bedtime story.
Papa: Shh, quiet son.
Curly: Papa will you please tel me a bedtime story?
Papa: Will you please be quiet? You'll wake up the other 2 boys.
Curly: I don't care about the other two boys.
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Edited from The March of Time (1930) See more »

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A Girl and a Fan and a Fellow
From The March of Time (1930)
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Nertsery Rhymes is the first M-G-M film with Ted Healy and His Stooges (and "Bonny")
30 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

What I'm reviewing is historical for this is the first M-G-M short film that featured Ted Healy and his Stooges (Moe, Larry, and Curly). It's also the first of many appearances with them of a now-forgotten female player named Bonnie Bonnell-credited as Bonny here-who at the time was dating Healy. Ted plays the "father" of the boys as Howard, Fine, and Howard keep asking for a bedtime story while Healy keeps trying to sneak out at night for a drink. Quite fascinating seeing this early version of this now-iconic act what with all the shenanigans and in two-strip Technicolor, to boot! Doesn't make a whole lot of sense especially when a couple of musical numbers from other pictures are shoehorned in. And this Bonnie lady seems to be from another planet when she performs. Still, I laughed plenty when I watched this-having seen the Stooges segments previously on Leonard Maltin's "The Lost Stooges" VHS tape-again on YouTube. So on that note, I recommend Nertsery Rhymes for any Stooges completists out there.


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