Movies Babes in Toyland (MGM 1934, Stan Laurel, OIiver Hardy) Published 4 months ago on October 11, 2018 A classic Laurel and Hardy comedy about two toy-making apprentices who live in Toyland. They’re fired from their jobs after they make 100 six-feet-tall soldiers for Santa Claus instead of 600 one-foot-tall soldiers. The duo do not know how they are going to pay their room and board to Mother Peep. Mother Peep’s daughter Bo is busy fending off the advances of evil Barnaby, who owns the mortgage on the Peep home. Laurel and Hardy save the day, rescuing Bo’s love Tom-Tom from the land of the bogeymen, and unleashing the toy soldiers on the bogeymen who run rampant through Toyland. Harry Kleinbach, the German-born actor who plays Barnaby, ‘the meanest man in Toyland,’ later changed his name to Henry Brandon and was an imposing villain in many films, notably Scar in John Ford’s The Searchers (1956). In 1961, the Disney company made a lavish version of Babes in Toyland, starring a post-Mousketeer, pre-Beach Party Annette Funicello as the Bo-Peep character. production details USA | MGM | 73 minutes | 1934 Directors: Gus Meins, Charles Rogers Producer: Hal Roach Cinematography: Francis Corby, Art Lloyd Editors: Bert Jordan, William H. Terhune Music: Frank Churchill, Victor Herbert, Glen McDonough Script: Frank Butler, Nick Grinde, Glen McDonough cast John George as Barnaby’s Minion (uncredited) Ellen Corby as Townswoman at Tom-Tom’s Trial (uncredited) Charlie Hall as Townsman (uncredited) Henry Brandon as Silas Barnaby Ham Kinsey as Townsman (uncredited) Florence Roberts as Mother Widow Peep Tiny Sandford as Dunker (uncredited) Johnny Downs as Little Boy Blue Stan Laurel as Stannie Dum Oliver Hardy as Ollie Dee Charlotte Henry as Little Bo-Peep Felix Knight as Tom-Tom Piper Virginia Karns as Mother Goose Marie Wilson as Mary Quite Contrary Scotty Beckett as Schoolboy (uncredited) Billy Bletcher as Chief of Police (uncredited) Jean Darling as Curly Locks (uncredited) Dickie Jones as Schoolboy (uncredited) Alice Lake as Townswoman (uncredited) Joy Lane as Schoolgirl (uncredited) Jack ‘Tiny’ Lipson as Nobleman (uncredited) Charley RogersCharlie HallCharlotte HenryComedyEllen CorbyFelix KnightFlorence RobertsFrank ButlerGus MeinsHam KinseyHenry BrandonJohn GeorgeJohnny DownsMusicNick GrindeOliver HardyStan LaurelTiny Sandford Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes21 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes21 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes21 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes21 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes21 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes21 hours ago Chopped: Beer and Brats (S37EP4 FoodTV Tues 26 Feb 2019) Wonton Wonder: The chefs start with an appetizer basket that includes potato chips, then the entree basket includes a savory... Episodes21 hours ago World of Dance: The Qualifiers 1 – Season 3 Premieres Tues 26 Feb 2019 on NBC The Qualifiers 1: In the “World of Dance” season three premiere, global superstar Jenifer Lopez, dance phenomenon Derek Hough and... Episodes21 hours ago Splitting Up Together: Annie, Are You Okay (S2EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Annie, Are You Okay: Lisa’s unexpected pregnancy turns out to have more complications than what Lena and Martin had expected;... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.