(1941 / 1943)
Special Two DVD Disc set!
DIRECTOR: Hellzapoppin: H.C. Potter / Crazy House: Edward Cline
STARS: Hellzapoppin: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye, Hugh Herbert Mischa Auer, Jane Frazee, Shemp Howard, Elisha Cook Jr., / Crazy House: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Cass Daley, Martha O'Driscoll, Edgar Kennedy, Billy Gilbert, Hans Conreid, Franklin Pangborn, Shemp Howard, Lon Chaney Jr, Andy Devine, Count Basie, Evelyn Ankers, Turhan Bey, Johnny Mack Brown, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce
SYNOPSIS: Two wild Olsen and Johnson comedy classics! Long before films like Airplane! and Naked Gun (not to mention Mel Brook's Silent Movie) this film presented so many rapid fire jokes and gags that audiences had no time to catch their breath!
Hellzapoppin': Completely off-the-wall comedy from forgotten comedy team Olsen and Johnson that's like a Marx Brothers film on crack! Just take a look at that wild cast. The film starts off in hell and works it's way to Hollywood. Vaudeville style jokes, singing, swing dancing, sight gags, talking to the audience, goofy film effects (reverse speed, frames out of sync (see clip below), etc). Even wilder than you've heard.
Crazy House: The lesser know, even crazier, sequel that some people like even more than the infamous Hellzapoppin'. More anarchy with Olsen and Johnson as they try to raise money for a movie and end up doing it independently. In this one Cass Daley takes over for Martha Raye with her goofy singing and dancing.
*For more wild comedy see: Best of Honker Video, Record City and Gizmo!
Fullscreen / Color
Region Free NTSC dvd-R
BLACK dvd case (above image is the front cover art)
NOTE: The below clips are Low Resolution quality for YouTube
Wild opening sequence
Olsen & Johnson vs Shemp Howard
Martha Raye sings "Watch the Birdie"
Olsen & Johnson vs Mischa Auer
1rst day of filming (w/ Shemp Howard)
Olsen & Johnson give Cass Daley a singing lesson
Slapstick hotel scene
Buy "Hellzapoppin' / Crazy House"