Soup to Nuts (1930)

71 mins | Comedy | 28 September 1930

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HISTORY

The film was written by famed cartoonist, author and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883--1970), whose only other film writing was as a title writer for the 1926 comedy The Campus Flirt . Goldberg also had a brief appearance as himself in the 1937 film ^Artists and Models (see entries above). As noted in reviews, the story featured several of the sorts of oddball inventions for which Goldberg became famous.
       Soup to Nuts also marked the first feature film appearance of Vaudeville comedian Ted Healy (1896--1937) and the actors then known as "His Stooges:" Shemp Howard (1895--1955), Harry "Moe" Howard (1897--1975) and Larry Fine (1902--1975). After parting with Healy, the trio was more commonly known as "The Three Stooges," appearing in many features, as well as dozens of short films from the 1930s into the 1950s, at various times featuring, Curly Howard, Joe Besser or Joe ... More Less

The film was written by famed cartoonist, author and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883--1970), whose only other film writing was as a title writer for the 1926 comedy The Campus Flirt . Goldberg also had a brief appearance as himself in the 1937 film ^Artists and Models (see entries above). As noted in reviews, the story featured several of the sorts of oddball inventions for which Goldberg became famous.
       Soup to Nuts also marked the first feature film appearance of Vaudeville comedian Ted Healy (1896--1937) and the actors then known as "His Stooges:" Shemp Howard (1895--1955), Harry "Moe" Howard (1897--1975) and Larry Fine (1902--1975). After parting with Healy, the trio was more commonly known as "The Three Stooges," appearing in many features, as well as dozens of short films from the 1930s into the 1950s, at various times featuring, Curly Howard, Joe Besser or Joe DeRita. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
7 Sep 1930.
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National Board of Review Magazine
Sep 1930
p. 17.
Variety
29 Oct 1930
p. 27.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
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DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
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DETAILS
Release Date:
28 September 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 August 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1548
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
71
Length(in feet):
6,340
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

"A hilarious jumble of nonsense about a crazy inventor and a lackadaisical fire company ending up in a comic fire." ( National Board of Review Magazine Sep ... +


"A hilarious jumble of nonsense about a crazy inventor and a lackadaisical fire company ending up in a comic fire." ( National Board of Review Magazine Sep 1930).



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