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Crazy House (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 8 October 1943 (USA)
Olsen and Johnson, stage comedians turned film stars, produce a star-studded musical comedy with an eccentric "millionaire" who hasn't got a dime.

Director:

Edward F. Cline

Writers:

Robert Lees (screenplay), Frederic I. Rinaldo (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ole Olsen ... Ole Olsen
Chic Johnson ... Chic Johnson
Cass Daley ... Cass Daley / Sadie Silverfish
Patric Knowles ... Edmund 'Mac' MacLean
Martha O'Driscoll ... Marjorie Nelson alias Marjorie Wyndingham
Leighton Noble ... Johnny (as Leighton Noble and His Orchestra)
Thomas Gomez ... N.G. Wagstaff
Percy Kilbride ... Col. Cornelius Merriweather
Hans Conried ... Roco
Richard Lane ... S. E. Hanley
Andrew Tombes ... Horace L. Gregory
Billy Gilbert ... Sid Drake
Chester Clute ... Fud
Edgar Kennedy ... Judge
Franklin Pangborn ... Hotel Clerk
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Storyline

Olsen (Ole Olson) and Johnson (Chic Johnson) show up at Universal Pictures studios hot-to-go to make a second film with that studio and Univeral executives couldn't be less interested, so they decide to rent a movie lot and make their own films...financed by a "millionaire" who hasn't got two nickels he could rub together. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casa de Loucos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

As a gag veteran performers Andy Devine, Leo Carillo, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Johnny Mack Brown and Allan Jones, all of whom make cameos, are given a special "Introducing" title card. See more »

Quotes

Ole Olsen: Is there a dentist in the house?
Dentist: I'm a dentist!
Ole Olsen: [Shoots him with rifle] How do YOU like getting drilled?
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Connections

Referenced in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Serenade
(uncredited)
Music by Glenn Miller
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Sung by Marion Hutton with The Modernaires
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A funny thing took place when they called "Lunch, one hour."
27 March 2004 | by bdewar1See all my reviews

Once the movie....in the movie--the "Crazy House" outdoor set starts; watch for the two boys licking the barber pole. The skinny, seven year old boy in the sideways striped shirt is me!!! One of those watching is Shemp Howard (in a cutaway shot). The other boy and I were having a hard time licking that barber pole; it was just dry painted wood, and even in a B&W "el-cheepo", many takes were made. Then (before the director was satisified and called, "O.K., print it); the A.D. called, "Lunch, one hour," and we walked off and around some corners to the back lot for lunch on outdoor tables. A strange event took place while we were gone and I am writing about it in a book called, "Peeping Into Hollywood." The non-fiction book takes place around 1962, when I myself was directing a film called, "BACHELOR TOM PEEPING." (Look it up on IMDB). In that book I tell many stories about my eighteen years as a child extra and sometimes bit player. Watch for the book, due out some day? The barber pole and it's aftermath is a funny, strange event.


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