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All Over Town (1937)

Passed | | Comedy | 8 September 1937 (USA)
Two zanies try to stage a show in a theater that has a reputation for being being jinxed.

Director:

James W. Horne (as James Horne)

Writers:

Jack Townley (screenplay), Jerome Chodorov (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ole Olsen ... Olsen
Chic Johnson ... Johnson
Mary Howard ... Joan Eldridge
Harry Stockwell ... Don Fletcher
Franklin Pangborn ... The Costumer
James Finlayson ... MacDougal
Eddie Kane Eddie Kane ... William Bailey
Stanley Fields ... Slug
D'Arcy Corrigan ... Davenport
Lew Kelly Lew Kelly ... Martin
John Sheehan ... McKee
Earle Hodgins ... Barker
Gertrude Astor ... Mamie
Blanche Payson ... Mother Wilson, Landlady
Otto Hoffman ... Peter Stuyvesant 'Pete' Phillips
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Two zanies try to stage a show in a theater that has a reputation for being being jinxed.

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haunted house | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In March 1937 movie industry Trade Papers it was announced that writer Theodore Reeves was working on the script for this movie. His contributions, if any, were ultimately not listed in the movie's credits. See more »

Quotes

MacDougal: Who committed the murder ?
Johnson: We know !
Olsen: You took his words right out of my mouth.
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Connections

References Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) See more »

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A Beautiful Shade of Blue
(uncredited)
Written by Lou Handman and Walter Hirsch
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Pre-Hellzapoppin
23 February 2008 | by zsenorsockSee all my reviews

This was made when they were still trying to turn Olsen and Johnson into the next Wheeler and Woolsey instead of the next Abbott and Costello, and long before their Broadway hit, "Hellzapoppin'".

This is really a weak mixed bag. It starts out in a boarding house where O&J have stashed a trained seal as part of their vaudeville act, and are trying to hide it from the landlady (who towers over them! What were Ole and Chick, midgets?) They go to a theater to audition their act and discover the theater is supposed to be haunted. So you think this is going to be their "Hold That Ghost". But no, they quickly forget the ghost angle and get involved with trying to save the theater by putting on a show and solving a murder on a live radio broadcast.

Ole and Chick are the stars and get featured bits with the seal, doing a ventriloquist act, and have a mildly amusing Abbott-like scene where the slick talking partner tries to get his tubby sidekick to confess to the murder. They also do a nice play by play broadcast of the final chase scene as the cops try and capture the killer, constantly punctuated by the product placement: "brought to you through the courtesy of MacDougal's Mackeral".

James Finlayson took a holiday from the Laurel and Hardy films to play the angry Mr. MacDougal. He's okay, but its not his best work. The crazy theater stage manager probably has the best bits in the film, which is far from Olsen and Johnson's best, but still watchable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Trouble See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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