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That Nazty Nuisance (1943)

Germany's Adolf Hitler, with his Axis-stooges, Italy's Mussolini and Japan's Suki Yama, although he tried to avoid taking them, is on his way, via submarine, to a tropical country to ... See full summary »


Glenn Tryon


Earle Snell (original screenplay), Clarence Marks (original screenplay)

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Complete credited cast:
Bobby Watson ... Adolph Hitler
Joe Devlin ... Benito Mussolini
Johnny Arthur ... Suki Yaki
Jean Porter ... Kela - Magician's Assistant
Ian Keith ... Chief Paj Mab
Frank Faylen ... Seaman Benson
Henry Victor ... Kapitan von Popoff
Emory Parnell ... Capt. Spense


Germany's Adolf Hitler, with his Axis-stooges, Italy's Mussolini and Japan's Suki Yama, although he tried to avoid taking them, is on his way, via submarine, to a tropical country to negotiate a treaty with the High Chief Paj Mab. However, an American P.T-boat crew is already there and have some plans for schickenbit-grubber and his buddies. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Suki-Yaki Schickelgruber and Benito are falling into traps and mishaps again louder and funnier than those that laid them flat in "The Devil With Hitler"! It's a knock-'em-down and drag-'em-out comedy with block-busting laffs! See more »


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Release Date:

6 August 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

That Nazty Nuisance See more »

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Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


(TV) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Re-titled The Double Crossed Fool, this film was first purchased for telecast in New York City in mid-1948 by WPIX (Channel 11), as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally released theatrically between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. However, no record of WPIX ever showing the film has been found. Its earliest documented telecasts were in New York City 5 July 1949 on WJZ (Channel 7), who picked up the Roach package after WPIX was finished with it, and in Detroit Thursday 22 September 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7). See more »


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Those Axis Stooges
31 May 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Nazty Nuisance is the kind of World War II propaganda film that really hasn't worn well with time. In fact this is the kind of film that rarely saw the light of day after the revelation of the Holocaust. Reducing, Hitler, Mussolini, and the Japanese to the level of the Three Stooges after that just wasn't funny.

This film was produced by Hal Roach who was the genius of so much screen comedy that has stood the test of time. Nazty Nuisance just isn't in the category of a good Laurel&Hardy film.

Bobby Watson who played Hitler on call in so many films good and bad gets a summons from a tropical island nation with whom the Nazis want to sign a treaty and then break the treaty when it becomes inconvenient. But the chief Ian Keith won't negotiate with no one, but the head man. Hitler was going to go alone, but his allies Mussolini played by Joe Devlin and Japanese warlord Sukiyaki played by Johnny Arthur hear about the trip and want to come along.

In the meantime a stranded American PT Boat crew led by Emory Parnell and Frank Faylen are on the island and when they see the three dictators there, the crew goes into action. Not kill them mind you and maybe end the war quicker, but put pepper in their soup course while dining with the chief.

Stuff like that which is great in the usual run of Hal Roach films, just doesn't cut it here.

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