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Meet the Baron (20-Oct-1933)

Director: Walter Lang

Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz; Norman Krasna; Allen Rivkin; P. J. Wolfson; Arthur Kober; William K. Wells

Music by: Jimmy McHugh

Producer: David O. Selznick

Keywords: Comedy

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jimmy Durante
10-Feb-1893 20-Jan-1980 Everybody wants ta get inta da act
Larry Fine
5-Oct-1902 24-Jan-1975 Larry on The Three Stooges
Ted Healy
1-Oct-1896 21-Dec-1937 Creator of The Three Stooges
Curly Howard
22-Oct-1903 18-Jan-1952 Highest pitched Stooge
Moe Howard
19-Jun-1897 4-May-1975 Boss Stooge
Henry Kolker
13-Nov-1870 15-Jul-1947 Romeo and Juliet
Edna May Oliver
9-Nov-1883 9-Nov-1942 Drums Along the Mohawk
Zazu Pitts
3-Jan-1894 7-Jun-1963 The Wedding March


The Famous Baron Munchausen of the Air
Jack Pearl   ...   Baron Munchausen of the Air
and the Favorite "Schnozzle" of the Screen
Jimmy Durante   ...   Joe McGoo
Zazu Pitts   ...   Zasu
Ted Healy   ...   Head Janitor
and His Stooges
Moe Howard   ...   Stooge
Curly Howard   ...   Stooge
Larry Fine   ...   Stooge
Edna May Oliver   ...   Dean Primrose
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Girls   ...   Themselves
Henry Kolker   ...   Baron Munchausen
William B. Davidson   ...   General Broadcasting
Ben Bard   ...   Charley


Review by Jeremie Filiatrault (posted on 1-Jul-2007)

One of MGM's more colorful movies featuring a cast of well known established actors who were at the top of their bill. The story opens in Africa where the great Baron has abandoned his 2 partners (played by Jimmy Durante & Jack Pearl) after being a burden to him. Once they are rescued they pretend that (Pearl) is the famous Baron and (Durante) is his manager. (Pearl) falls in love with a maid at Cuddles College owned by played by (Pitts) when the real Baron gets wind he appears and tries to expose them as fakes when (Pitts) finds out she decides to leave him unless he can prove to her that he is through with lying. Will he keep his promise or will one lie lead to another. This is a film that Ted Healy & His Stooges were given their first starring role throughout the whole movie and played off the comedy of (Durante) especially the scene in the hotel room..... Ted: Where do you want your bags Baron Pearl: Over there Durante: Wait a minute Baron, I smell Trouble..or is that you? (looks at Ted) You want your bags where you can see them! Pearl: I want the bags under my eyes Moe: But you already got bags under your eyes One that should not be missed especially the dancing MGM girls with very little clothes on in the shower scene;)

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