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Babes In Toyland (1934)

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March of the Wooden Soldiers is the 1952 reissue title for Hal Roach's 1934 film version of Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy star as Stannie Dum and Ollie Dee, bumbling apprentices to the master toymaker of Toyland. This joyous fairy-tale community is populated by all the colorful Mother Goose characters we know and love; the one sour apple in the barrel is mean old Silas Barnaby (portrayed by Henry Kleinbach, aka Henry Brandon). Barnaby holds the mortgage on the

Nov 10, 1999

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The film is an authentic children's entertainment and quite the merriest of its kind that Hollywood has turned loose on the nation's screens in a long time.

March 25, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Times
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This is a kid's movie rife with all the Freudian squalor that Disney repressed.

February 13, 2001 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Regardless of what you call it, this public domain Laurel and Hardy adventure is a classic fantasy film...

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
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Keeps the delicious nightmare fuel flowing

July 22, 2012 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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Appealing to both children and adults.

June 23, 2010 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy made this definitive, charming version of 'Babes in Toyland' in 1934.

October 24, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

The innocent colour, humour, vibrancy and decent songs here should be capable of distracting anyone away from the Nintendo for an hour or so.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
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A delightful treasure, especially in its uncut, original Babes in Toyland release.

December 25, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A Christmas favorite.

November 28, 2002
Houston Community Newspapers

Fair is fair, so it really isn't a Christmas movie, but it'd take an outright Scrooge to complain about that.

August 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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Audience Reviews for Babes In Toyland

Have Seen this movie so many times I stopped counting, I couldn't wait to see it on TV when I was a Kid. It was on every Christmas Day wither on WPIX or WOR TV, back when rabbit ears or the Antenna Dad put on the roof would get us maybe 5 channels total. Anyway I will watch it again come Christmas Day. Its the Best Christmas Movie out there.
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Bruce Bruce

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First of all I think the story of Babes in Toyland is pretty stupid itself, but this movie has Laurel and Hardy, who could have made the movie funny, but they're just distracting. Although I'd welcome a distraction from having to watch this movie, they're not as funny as they think.
September 14, 2010
ajv2688

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This movie never gets old! I watch this every Thanksgiving at my grandparents's house and I enjoy it everytime. The characters are so sweet and lovable and this is so hilarious! A must-see for adults and kids alike.

"Christmas? Christmas in the middle of July?!"
August 23, 2010
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Bentley Lyles

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ive seen babes in toyland of course the first time i wtched it i thought it was great and the lad who was in it was pretty cute bt now its still gd but gd for its time and he is no longer cute!
February 15, 2008
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