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Universal Studios panics when Olsen & Johnson return to Hollywood to produce the film version of CRAZY HOUSE, and bans them from the studio. "Universal's # 1 comedy team is here." "Oh, Abbott & Costello... send 'em in!" So Ole & Chic, with help of former Universal director 'Mac' MacLean (Patric Knowles), create their own production company, Miracle Pictures... "If you can watch our movie, it must be a Miracle!" The boys want Cass Daley to star, but accidentally sign her identical cousin Sadie Silverfish instead, and then cast former carhop waitress Marjorie Nelson, aka Marjorie Wyndingham, as their new romantic singing sensation. Their financing partner, millionaire Col. Merriwether (Percy Kilbride), is actually penniless and nuttier than a fruitcake. The businessmen providing studio and facilities (Richard Lane, Billy Gilbert, Chester Clute, Andrew Tombes) know the truth about Merriwether, plan an attachment on the film when Merriwether can't pay the bills, and then sell CRAZY HOUSE to the highest bidder. When Ole & Chic get wise, the fight goes to court, with Edgar Kennedy doing his patented slow burn as the Judge.

Shemp Howard costars as 'Mumbo', an O&J stooge who hilariously touts a deal in every reel... "Wanna buy a beehive? You won't get stung."... "Wanna buy an anchor? Fresh off the boat."

Rounding out the cast are cameos from virtually every actor on contract at Universal, musical entertainment from Allan Jones, Count Basie, the Glenn Miller Singers, and Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce appear as (who else?) Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

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Shemp Howard (Solo)
Release Date
October 08, 1943
Production Type
Feature Film
80 min.
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Shooting Days:   30 days   From: 1943-06-14   To: 1943-07-17

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  • "Wanna buy a stove? It's hot."

  • "Wanna buy an anchor? Fresh off the boat."

  • "Wanna buy a bee hive? You won't get stung."

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Posted 2001-05-08 15:50:00 by BeAStooge
Fall-down, bust-a-gut hilarious! Shemp's blackout-style gags are a riot! Olsen and Johnson's best!

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