Crazy House
(1943) 80 min. b&w

 

Crazy House, a film starring comedians Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson, is a sequel to their successful 1942 film Hellzapoppin. The beginning of Crazy House features cameos of many of the contract players at Universal Studios, who have heard that Olsen and Johnson are returning to make another film. Remembering how Olsen and Johnson wreaked havoc at the studio during the making of Hellzapoppin, the players panic, yelling "Olsen and Johnson are coming!" When we see Basil Rathbone (as Sherlock Holmes), Nigel Bruce (Watson) rushes into the room to tell him about Olsen and Johnson.

Watson: I say, Holmes! There's a lot of excitement in the studio. Everybody's running for the air raid shelters. Do you know what's happening?
Holmes: Olsen and Johnson have arrived.
Watson: Huh? How do you know?
Holmes: I'm Sherlock Holmes. I know everything.

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Cast

 

Credits

 
Ole Olsen ...................... Himself Production Co. ............. Universal
Chic Johnson ............... Himself   Director ......................... Edward F. Cline
Cass Daley .................... Herself / Sadie Silverfish   Writers .......................... Robert Lees
Martha O'Driscoll ......... Marjorie Nelson     Frederic I. Rinaldo
Patric Knowles ............. Edmund "Mac" MacLean   Music ............................ George Hale
Percy Kilbride .............. Col. Merriweather   Cinematography .......... Charles Van Enger
Hans Conried ............... Roco   Editor ............................ Arthur Hilton
Leighton Noble ........... Himself      
Richard Lane ............... Hanley      
Thomas Gomez ........... N.G. Wagstaff      
Billy Gilbert ................. Sid Drake  
Edgar Kennedy .......... Judge      
Andrew Tombes ........ Horace L. Gregory      
Chester Clute ............... Fud      
Franklin Pangborn ...... Hotel clerk      
Shemp Howard ............ Mumbo      
Fred Sanborn ............... Jumbo      
Count Basie Orchestra with Jimmy Rushing and Thelma Carpenter      
         

 

 

 

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