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Little Giant (1946) was a Comedy - Family Film directed by William A. Seiter .

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Pre-Code Crazy: The Little Giant (1933)

By shadowsandsatin on Aug 20, 2019 From Shadows and Satin

Edward G. Robinson? Mary Astor? It?s a ?don?t miss? combo ? and the reason why The Little Giant (1933) is my Pre-Code Crazy pick for the month of August. (My Pre-Code Crazy partner in crime, Kristina over at Speakeasy, is taking a little break from our monthly collaboration, so I?m going to do my be... Read full article


The Little Giant (1933)

By Beatrice on Jun 29, 2018 From Flickers in Time

The Little Giant Directed by Roy Del Ruth Written by Robert Lord and Wilson Mizner 1933/USA First National Pictures (Warner Bros.) Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant Edward G. Robinson could do it all – including comedy! J. Francis Ahern (Edward G. Robinson) is better known as ‘Bugs’ ... Read full article


Broadway's little giant to take on a Lombard role

By vp19 on May 27, 2014 From Carole & Co.

It was 80 years ago this month that Carole Lombard soared to what her were unprecedented critical heights via her work opposite John Barrymore in "Twentieth Century." And this month, we've learned that her Lily Garland character -- who found fame on Broadway before rejecting it for Hollywood (shudde... Read full article


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Quotes from

T.S. Chandler: Don't tell me, let me guess, he took the shirt off your back.
Benny Miller: Took my pants too.


Miss Ruby Burke: What's the matter, Benny? You're lower than a caterpillar with fallen arches.


Benny Miller: Do you mind if I have a piece of candy while I wait on you?
Hazel Temple Morrison: Aren't you worried you're going to wear your teeth down to the bones?
Benny Miller: What?
Hazel Temple Morrison: You ate three packages of cracker jacks, two bags of peanuts, one of those red gooey apples on a stick, and three chocolate malked milkshakes.
Benny Miller: And don't forget the banana split, with a lot of fruit on it!


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Facts about

This film was regarded as a major departure for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. It was their first situation comedy, and the comedy was character-/situation-driven rather than gag-driven.
William A. Seiter had previously directed The Marx Brothers and was able to get Margaret Dumont to do a cameo as one of Benny's intended customers.
This was the first Bud Abbott and Lou Costello feature in which they did not play a team. The story centers on Costello's character, while Abbott doesn't appear until 16 minutes into the film. This was because the two were in the midst of a terrific feud and did not speak to each other outside of the film. They do not share a scene until 20 minutes into the picture.
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