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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.

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Edmund 'Mac' MacLean
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Marjorie Nelson alias Marjorie Wyndingham
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Johnny (as Leighton Noble and His Orchestra)
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Olsen and Johnson, stage comedians turned film stars, produce a star-studded musical comedy with an eccentric "millionaire" who hasn't got a dime.

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Casa de Loucos  »

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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

Basil Rathbone: Olsen & Johnson have arrived.
Nigel Bruce: How do you know?
Basil Rathbone: I am Sherlock Holmes. I know everything.
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Referenced in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Lament of a Laundry Girl
Music by Dan Shapiro and Lester Lee
Lyrics by Jerry Seelen
Performed by Cass Daley
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A funny thing took place when they called "Lunch, one hour."
27 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Once the movie....in the movie--the "Crazy House" outdoor set starts; watch for the two boys licking the barber pole. The skinny, seven year old boy in the sideways striped shirt is me!!! One of those watching is Shemp Howard (in a cutaway shot). The other boy and I were having a hard time licking that barber pole; it was just dry painted wood, and even in a B&W "el-cheepo", many takes were made. Then (before the director was satisified and called, "O.K., print it); the A.D. called, "Lunch, one hour," and we walked off and around some corners to the back lot for lunch on outdoor tables. A strange event took place while we were gone and I am writing about it in a book called, "Peeping Into Hollywood." The non-fiction book takes place around 1962, when I myself was directing a film called, "BACHELOR TOM PEEPING." (Look it up on IMDB). In that book I tell many stories about my eighteen years as a child extra and sometimes bit player. Watch for the book, due out some day? The barber pole and it's aftermath is a funny, strange event.


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