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Zenobia (1939)

Approved | | Comedy | 21 April 1939 (USA)
A modest country doctor in the antebellum South has to contend with his daughter's upcoming marriage and an affectionate medicine show elephant.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Tibbett
... Professor McCrackle
... Mrs. Tibbett
... Mrs. Carter
... Jeff Carter
... Mary Tibbett
... Virginia
... Attorney Culpepper
... Judge
... Zero (as Step'n Fetchit)
... Dehlia (as Hattie McDaniels)
Philip Hurlic ... Zeke (as Phillip Hurlic)
... Mr. Dover
... Sheriff
... Butcher
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A southern country doctor is called on by a visiting circus man to cure his sick elephant. After the doctor heals the grateful beast, the elephant becomes so attached to him that it starts to follow him everywhere. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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21 April 1939 (USA)  »

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It's Spring Again  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was originally developed as a Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy vehicle, but was re-scripted after Stan Laurel, whose contract with Hal Roach had run out, declined to re-sign with the producer. Hardy's contract was still in force, and the team believed that if they waited until it expired, they could re-sign as a team and be in a stronger bargaining position. Ultimately that is what happened. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Tibbett: Dehlia, come out of that oven and tell me what's going on in this house.
Dehlia: I sorry, Dr. Tibbett, I got so much work to do and Miss Tibbitt's told me to directly, that I was to talk to nobody, not even to myself.
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Referenced in Of Mice and Men (1939) See more »

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I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls
(1843) (uncredited)
From the operetta "The Bohemian Girl"
Music by Michael William Balfe
Lyrics by Alfred Bunn
Sung by Oliver Hardy and Billie Burke with Burke on piano
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A pleasant curio!
3 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

Oliver Hardy exhibits his talent as a character actor in this well-cast Roach feature. People often make the mistake of expecting a Laurel & Hardy film, which isn't really fair. This is a pleasant diversion, filled with rich characters, including Langdon in perfect form as the owner of a sick elephant.


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