Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)





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Though not a remake of the same-named 1932 Laurel & Hardy comedy, 1939's Pack Up Your Troubles shares the earlier film's WWI setting. The Ritz Brothers star as a trio of luckless vaudevillians whose Dutch-dialect comedy act goes over like a lead balloon during the "Hate the Hun" era. Unable to find show-biz work, our heroes join the army, and within a twinkling are assigned to a mule battalion in France. Here they make friends with Collette (Jane Withers), an American girl whose daddy Hugo (Joseph Schildkraut) is an officer in the French army. While performing their Dutch act in a tavern, they are mistaken for Germans by a group of angry Frenchmen. Making their escape in a balloon, the Ritzes land behind enemy lines, where they are lauded as heroes by the German high command. As a result, the boys find themselves in an Allied POW camp, mistaken for German spies! They manage to redeem themselves by taking flight in the balloon once more and capturing a German officer. The opening sequence, wherein the Ritz Brothers audition their routine in a Broadway booking office, is the funniest scene in the picture; after that, things aren't particularly Ritzy, and it is understandable why Pack Up Your Troubles was the team's final film for 20th Century-Fox.
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Jacquie Lyn
as Eddie's Baby
Donald Dillaway
as Eddie Smith
Tom Kennedy
as Recruiting Sergeant
Grady Sutton
as Eddie the Groom
Mary Carr
as Woman
Rychard Cramer
as Uncle Jack
Billy Gilbert
as Mr. Hathaway
C. Montague Shaw
as Groom's Father
Muriel Evans
as the Bride
James Finlayson
as the General
Al Hallett
as Butler
W.J. O'Brien
as Butler
Mary Gordon
as Mrs. MacTavish
Lew Kelly
as Saunders the Bank Guard
Chet Brandenburg
as Street Extra
Frank Brownlee
as Irascible Drill Sergeant
George Marshall
as Pierre the Army Post Cook
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers
as Rogers the Butler
Frank Rice
as Parkins the Butler
James C. Morton
as Police Officer
Gene Morgan
as Police Officer
Jim Mason
as Police Officer
Charles Dorety
as Passerby
Nora Cecil
as Officers in the Eastside Welfare Association
Cornelius Keefe
as New Recruit/Pedestrian
Ham Kinsey
as Man who Delivers Telegram/Doughboy
Dorothy Layton
as Bridesmaid
Charley Young
as Crowd Extra
Marvin Hatley
as Doughboy
Pat Harmon
as Doughboy
Budd Fine
as Doughboy
Frank S. Hagney
as Doughboy
Bob O'Connor
as Doughboy
Charles B. Middleton
as Welfare Assn. officer
Peter Gordon
as Doughboy
Baldwin Cooke
as Doughboy
Robert H. Barrat
as Detective
Henry Hall
as Drill Soldier
Elinor Vandivere
as Unperturbed Society Matron
Robert E. Homans
as Detective
George Miller (II)
as Street Extra
Bill O'Brien
as Butler
Chet Brandenberg
as Street Extra
Richard Tucker
as Bank President
Dick Cramer
as Uncle Jack
Adele Watson
as Uncle Jack's Wife Annie
Dick Gilbert
as Jerry, Grubby Friend of Cramer
Charlie Hall
as Janitor
James Mason
as Police Officer
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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | August 7, 2006
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
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Has enough original slapstick bits that work to patch together a pleasing blend of comedy and melodramatics.

Full Review… | August 23, 2008
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Full Review… | May 24, 2003

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