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Meet the Baron (1933)

Passed | | Comedy | 20 October 1933 (USA)
The famous Baron Munchausen dumps two dimwits in the African jungle. A rescue team mistakes one of them for the missing Baron, and returns them to the US, where they're greeted as heroes. ... See full summary »


Walter Lang


Herman J. Mankiewicz (story), Norman Krasna (story) | 4 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Jack Pearl ... The Famous Baron Munchausen of the Air
Jimmy Durante ... Joe McGoo - the Favorite 'Schnozzle' of the Screen
Zasu Pitts ... Zasu - Upstairs Maid
Ted Healy ... Head Janitor and His Stooges
Edna May Oliver ... Dean Primrose
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Girls The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Girls ... Dancers
Henry Kolker ... Baron Munchausen
William B. Davidson ... General Broadcasting Representative
Moe Howard ... A Stooge
Larry Fine ... A Stooge
Curly Howard ... A Stooge (as Jerry Howard)
Ben Bard ... 'Charley'
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The famous Baron Munchausen dumps two dimwits in the African jungle. A rescue team mistakes one of them for the missing Baron, and returns them to the US, where they're greeted as heroes. While giving a speech at a college, the "Baron" falls for a pretty girl, gets tangled up with a trio of nutty janitors and faces being exposed as a phony. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Did You Know?


The opening credits list one of The Three Stooges as Jerry Howard ; this was "Curley", more familiarly known as Curly Howard. See more »


When the Baron is flirting with the maid, he starts to place his right hand on her back. But on the next immediate cut; his right hand is now hanging down low by his side. See more »


[first lines]
Baron Munchausen: Uhh...
Julius: Was you there?
Baron Munchausen: No, I wasn't there.
Julius: So I did it!
Baron Munchausen: Shut up!
Julius: By jove, I remember it like it was yesterday.
Joe McGoo - the Favorite 'Schnozzle' of the Screen: Maybe it was yesterday.
Julius: No, let me zee, it was nineteen-hundred-zixteen. He was right up there...
Baron Munchausen: Hear anything, Julius?
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Crazy Credits

With The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Girls (on movie's poster). See more »


Hail to the Baron Munchausen
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by off-screen voices
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Slapstick radio
11 November 2010 | by MikeMagiSee all my reviews

For years, Hollywood has been turning TV stars and their shows into movies -- a trend that began back in the days of radio. A good illustration is "Meet the Baron" starring Jack Pearl in his popular persona as an habitual liar with a mittel European accent and an endless supply of puns. Providing him with comic support are a young Jimmy Durante as his manager, a man who never met a malaprop he couldn't mangle, and Zasu Pitts as his daffy love interest. When things slow down, a chorus line of MGM starlets, masquerading as college co-eds, perform a mildly risqué musical number in the shower. And for those who wonder how Moe, Curly and Larry started out, they appear (playing hapless janitors) as Ted Healy and his 3 Stooges. Sure, it's a curiosity piece and a not a very good movie. But oddly enough, it's a lot of fun.

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20 October 1933 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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