After the events in Them Thar Hills (1934), Stan and Ollie encounter their old nemesis whose grocery shop is next to their home appliances store. Unable to let bygones be bygones, a war breaks out. Will those tit-for-tat battles ever end?
Two sailors on leave, Stanley and Oliver meet two girls at a park and invite them to have a soda. Unfortunately, the boys have only enough money to split theirs, a point which Oliver can't ... See full summary »
Tom the Piper's Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. On the eve of their wedding, evil miser Barnaby hires two henchmen to drown Tom and steal Mary's sheep, cared for by Little Bo ... See full summary »
With the police hot on their trail, Stan and Ollie attempt to change clothes in their getaway car, only to find themselves struggling to balance atop the girders of an unfinished skyscraper. Will they return to ground level in one piece?
Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe and keep it and Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby. When that fails, they trick Barnaby into marrying Stanley Dum instead of Bo Peep. Enraged, Barnaby unleashes the bogeymen from their caverns to destroy Toyland.Written by
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Henry Brandon was only 21 when he was cast as the decrepit old villain Silas Barnaby, and the filmmakers took advantage of his youth to make the character more flamboyantly physical. This included a vigorous fight scene with Tom-Tom (played by Felix Knight), culminating with Barnaby taking a 15-foot tumble off a rock ledge to the ground below. After "Babes in Toyland" became a hit Brandon was personally criticized by several old Hollywood character actors, who thought it was unfair that the role went to someone so young. He recalled, "I didn't have the courage to tell them that the part would have killed them - because they ran me ragged! An old man couldn't have played it!" See more »
At the very end of the song "Never Mind Bo-Peep" (just after the crowd disperses, and only Tom-Tom and Bo-Peep remain), Tom-Tom is wearing a ring on his right hand (perhaps a wedding band?) It disappears when he sits down next to Bo-Peep, and isn't seen again for the rest of the movie. See more »
(main title of re-release version) March of the Wooden Soldiers formerly Babes in Toyland See more »
Some prints omit the opening verses of the song "Toyland" ("When you've grown up, my dears", etc.), and begin the song with the main chorus ("Toyland, Toyland," etc.). Other prints omit Mother Goose's vocal of the song entirely, and have only the chorus singing the song. See more »
I have read some of the other comments about this movie and it seems some think it is a childish movie and doesn't do justice to Stan and Ollie. If you ever saw this movie as a youngster, you would not think so. I remember it in black and white back in the sixties and the first time I saw it, it was scary to see the bogeymen and Barnaby's twisted demeanor. I still watch it and I am fifty years old. It almost takes me back to those younger days when life was more simpler and there weren't so many worries. For a little over an hour it is a welcome escape and as far as I am concerned, it is as much a part of Thankgiving as turkey dinner. I can really relate to the toymaker's attitude after years of working and surely we have ALL met enough real life Barnabys and that is what makes the movie still very entertaining and amusing. So I urge you all that while that turkey is cooking to kick back and be a kid again for just a little while.
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