Okay for Sound (1937)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Remember the 3 Stooges Movie Maniacs, in which Curly, Larry and Moe are accidentally put in charge of a movie studio? Apparently, Britain's "Crazy Gang" remembered the Stooge film as well, since the same plotline pops up in Okay for Sound. Originally three separate comedy teams organized for a single act at London's Palladium in 1935. The Crazy Gang was the rough equivalent to Hollywood's Marx Brothers, though their particular brand of insanity was distinctly British. Billed as "studio disorganizers," our six heroes -- Jimmy Nervo & Teddy Knox, Bud Flanagan & Chesney Allen and Charlie Naughton & Jimmy Gold -- are mistaken for a group of wealthy investors and are given full run of the studio owned by the ulcerated Goldberger (Fred Duprez). The boys manage to disrupt the super-production directed by bombastic German filmmaker Guggenheimer (Meinhart Maur), and to chase away the real investors, all the while performing their peculiar stage specialties. Okay for Sound was the first of five hilarious Crazy Gang vehicles produced between 1937 and 1954 (the team would remain intact until 1962!)



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