Babes In Toyland
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March of the Wooden Soldiers is the 1952 reissue title for Hal Roach's 1934 film version of Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy star as Stannie Dum and Ollie Dee, bumbling apprentices to the master toymaker of Toyland. This joyous fairy-tale community is populated by all the colorful Mother Goose characters we know and love; the one sour apple in the barrel is mean old Silas Barnaby (portrayed by Henry Kleinbach, aka Henry Brandon). Barnaby holds the mortgage on the outsized shoe where Widow Peep (Florence Roberts) and her daughter Little Bo Peep (Charlotte… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film is an authentic children's entertainment and quite the merriest of its kind that Hollywood has turned loose on the nation's screens in a long time."
‑ Andre Sennwald, New York Times
"Keeps the delicious nightmare fuel flowing"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The innocent colour, humour, vibrancy and decent songs here should be capable of distracting anyone away from the Nintendo for an hour or so."
‑ , Film4
"Fair is fair, so it really isn't a Christmas movie, but it'd take an outright Scrooge to complain about that."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"This is a kid's movie rife with all the Freudian squalor that Disney repressed."
‑ , Chicago Reader
"Appealing to both children and adults."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A delightful treasure, especially in its uncut, original Babes in Toyland release."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Regardless of what you call it, this public domain Laurel and Hardy adventure is a classic fantasy film..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy made this definitive, charming version of 'Babes in Toyland' in 1934."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"A Christmas favorite."
‑ Gary Brown, Houston Community Newspapers
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