The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival (1947)

Approved | | 29 August 1947 (USA)
To quote a Marine D.I. in San Diego or John Wayne in several movies, "Listen up, we ain't going to plow this ground twice." In 1947, Hal Roach made a film called "Curly", which was an ... See full summary »

Writers:

Arnold Belgard (additional dialogue), Dorothy Davenport (screenplay) (as Dorothy Reid) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frances Rafferty ... Schoolteacher Mildred Johnson, in 'Curly'
Larry Olsen ... Curley, in 'Curly'
Eilene Janssen ... Betty, in 'Curly'
Dale Belding Dale Belding ... Speck, in 'Curly'
Peter Miles Peter Miles ... Dud, in 'Curly' (as Gerald Perreau)
Ardda Lynwood Ardda Lynwood ... Ardda, in 'Curly'
Kathleen Howard ... Aunt Martha, in 'Curly'
Edna Holland ... Miss Payne, in 'Curly'
Rene Beard Rene Beard ... 'Dis', in 'Curly' (as Renee Beard)
Donald King ... 'Dat', in 'Curly'
Gene Holland Gene Holland ... Hank, in 'Curly'
Billy Gray ... Sandy, in 'Curly'
Georgie Nokes Georgie Nokes ... Chuck, in 'Curly' (as George Nokes)
George McDonald George McDonald ... Bozo, in 'Curly'
Billy Andrews Billy Andrews ... Biff, in 'Curly'
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To quote a Marine D.I. in San Diego or John Wayne in several movies, "Listen up, we ain't going to plow this ground twice." In 1947, Hal Roach made a film called "Curly", which was an expanded version of 1930's "Our Gang" short "Teacher's Pet", with Frances Rafferty and Larry Olsen taking the roles played by June Marlowe and Jackie Cooper in the original short. Hal Roach also made a film called "The Fabulous Joe", basically about a drunk, a talking dog, gangsters and Marie Wilson running around in her skivvies. The two films, intended as bottom-half of a double feature, were released about two weeks apart, with "Curly" going out first. "The Fabulous Joe" came about two weeks later. At the same time, the two films were stitched together and offered, with the combined running time of 112 minutes, to exhibitors who didn't play double features. The film listed on this page, "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival", is the result. "Curly" was an attempt by Hal Roach, who no longer owned the rights to... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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One LONG Laugh From Start To Finish!

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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