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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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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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Early Three Stooges film work is the main reason I wanted to watch Meet the Baron
9 May 2014 | by tavmSee all my reviews

After years of seeing the Ted Healy & His Stooges sequences of this movie on the VHS tape "The Lost Stooges", I just finally watched the whole movie of Meet the Baron. It stars Jack Pearl as the title character who tells tales that can't be believed. Jimmy Durante provides support as his manager, Edna Mae Oliver is the dean of a girls college, and Zazu Pitts is a maid. As for Ted Healy with Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Jerry (Curly) Howard, they're plumbers sent to get water back in operation so the female students can continue showering. You know this was a pre-Code movie when you see various nude (though strategically covered with water) ladies singing while showering! Overall, the Stooges were perhaps the funniest parts of the movie with some amusing lines from Pearl, Durante, Oliver, and Pitts. Not really hilarious all the way through but Meet the Baron had some good moments. P.S. I wonder if Herman J. Mankiewicz got the Rosebud name that became a part of a classic he co-wrote called Citizen Kane from this film which he also had a hand in writing and in which the mule is called by that name!

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Release Date:

20 October 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Liar See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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