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Jitterbugs (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 11 June 1943 (USA)
The boys team up with a likable con man to help a pretty singer's mother who's been taken in by swindlers.

Director:

Malcolm St. Clair (as Mal St. Clair)

Writer:

Scott Darling (screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Vivian Blaine ... Susan Cowan
Robert Bailey ... Chester Wright (as Bob Bailey)
Douglas Fowley ... Malcolm Bennett
Noel Madison ... Tony Queen
Lee Patrick ... Dorcas
Robert Emmett Keane ... Henry Corcoran
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Storyline

The two-man Laurel and Hardy Zoot Suit Band find themselves fronting a scam for "gasolene pills" in wartime oil-short America. They are however soon on the side of the angels helping recover $10,000 for an attractive young lady whose family have themselves been swindled. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Comedy | Musical

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Trivia

The movie Jane Eyre (1943) starring Orson Welles was being filmed at 20th Century-Fox at the same time as "Jitterbugs". Welles visited Laurel and Hardy on the set of "Jitterbugs" while they were filming their "Original Zoot Suit Band" performance scene and posed for photos, playing musical instruments with Laurel & Hardy and co-star Robert Bailey. Welles played saxophone, Laurel played trombone, Hardy played trumpet and Bailey played clarinet. See more »

Goofs

When Oliver Hardy is disguised as the Southern colonel he hands a prop to juvenile lead Bob Bailey and says, "Here, Bob." However, Bailey's character is named Chester Wright. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!
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Connections

Featured in Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

If the Shoe Fits You, Wear It
(1943)
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Charles Newman
Sung by Vivian Blaine (uncredited)
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Past their peak, but still very watchable
5 November 2000 | by keenanchrisSee all my reviews

This is an enjoyable film for L&H fans, despite it not being as funny as their earlier features. However, that is to be expected in anybody's career.

Far better that they made it than just retiring in 1940. Don't expect their best, but give it a viewing


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bucha e Estica, Músicos de Jazz See more »

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Budget:

$310,600 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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