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Pack Up Your Troubles (MGM 1932, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy)

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Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy return for their second feature-length comedy. After joining up to help protect their country in WWI, the two befriend Eddie Smith (Donald Dillaway). Smith makes the two promise that, should he be killed in the war, they will take care of his three-year-old daughter. Lo and behold, Smith dies. Laurel and Hardy dutifully retrieve the daughter and set about to find her grandfather. One problem: they only know his last name, Smith. So begins a bumbling series of adventures.

Pack Up Your Troubles features an early, uncredited appearance from gorgeous Paulette Goddard, who later married Charlie Chaplin and appeared in his Modern Times (1936) and The Great Dictator (1940).

production details
USA / MGM / 68 minutes / 1932

Directors: George Marshall, Raymond McCarey
Producer: Hal Roach
Cinematography: Art Lloyd
Editor: Richard Currier
Music: William Axt, Marvin Hatley, Leroy Shield
Script: H. M. Walker

cast
Stan Laurel as Stan
Oliver Hardy as Ollie
Billy Gilbert as Mr. Hathaway
James Finlayson as General
Richard Tucker as Mr. Smith
Don Dillaway as Eddie Smith
Jackie Lyn Dufton as Eddie’s Baby
Mary Carr as Old Woman with Letter
Richard Cramer as Uncle Jack
Adele Watson as Annie
Tom Kennedy as Recruiting Sergeant
Charles Middleton as Welfare Association Officer
Muriel Evans as Wrong Eddie’s Bride
Grady Sutton as The Wrong Eddie
C. Montague Shaw as Wrong Eddie’s Father
Dorothy Layton as First Bridesmaid – Left Column (uncredited)
Charlie Hall as Janitor (uncredited)
Dave O’Brien as Extra (uncredited)
Natalie Moorhead as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Paulette Goddard as Bridesmaid (uncredited)

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