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Crazy House (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 8 October 1943 (USA)
Olsen and Johnson, stage comedians turned film stars, produce a star-studded musical comedy with an eccentric "millionaire" who hasn't got a dime.

Director:

Edward F. Cline

Writers:

Robert Lees (screenplay), Frederic I. Rinaldo (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ole Olsen ... Ole Olsen
Chic Johnson ... Chic Johnson
Cass Daley ... Cass Daley / Sadie Silverfish
Patric Knowles ... Edmund 'Mac' MacLean
Martha O'Driscoll ... Marjorie Nelson alias Marjorie Wyndingham
Leighton Noble ... Johnny (as Leighton Noble and His Orchestra)
Thomas Gomez ... N.G. Wagstaff
Percy Kilbride ... Col. Cornelius Merriweather
Hans Conried ... Roco
Richard Lane ... S. E. Hanley
Andrew Tombes ... Horace L. Gregory
Billy Gilbert ... Sid Drake
Chester Clute ... Fud
Edgar Kennedy ... Judge
Franklin Pangborn ... Hotel Clerk
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Storyline

Olsen (Ole Olson) and Johnson (Chic Johnson) show up at Universal Pictures studios hot-to-go to make a second film with that studio and Univeral executives couldn't be less interested, so they decide to rent a movie lot and make their own films...financed by a "millionaire" who hasn't got two nickels he could rub together. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casa de Loucos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

As a gag veteran performers Andy Devine, Leo Carillo, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Johnny Mack Brown and Allan Jones, all of whom make cameos, are given a special "Introducing" title card. See more »

Quotes

Ole Olsen: Is there a dentist in the house?
Dentist: I'm a dentist!
Ole Olsen: [Shoots him with rifle] How do YOU like getting drilled?
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Connections

Referenced in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Serenade
(uncredited)
Music by Glenn Miller
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Sung by Marion Hutton with The Modernaires
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Too much "entertainment" not enough O & J
13 October 2003 | by ChungMoSee all my reviews

A strange concoction. Some of the Olsen and Johnson visual routines are incredible and some are painfully corny (and I like corny routines). Their standup routine in a nightclub is really bad. The sight gags seem to be inspired by animated cartoons as the two pull out all sorts of weird items at a moments notice. The hotel scene is a standout example.

There are way too many standard 1940's musical numbers for my taste. But the other acts were sometimes entertaining. The harp and violin hobos were funny.

This was shown on the TRIO network as part of Quentin Tarantino's favorite movie month. I think he likes it because of the "shocking" ending, that's it. I wouldn't suggest go out of your way to see it although.


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