History Film / Hellzapoppin

23rd Oct '17 7:32:47 PM Mdumas43073
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''Hellzapoppin[='=]'' is a classic 1941 American musical comedy film based on the popular musical of the same name. The very loose plot revolves around the comedic duo Olsen & Johnson who plan to star in a film. The film director suggests a story which they participate in, only to bothered throughout the whole picture by several absurd gags and jokes that make clear that there is NoFourthWall.

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''Hellzapoppin[='=]'' is a classic 1941 American musical comedy film based on the popular musical stage revue of the same name. The very loose plot revolves around the comedic duo Olsen & Johnson Johnson, who plan to star in a film. The film director suggests a story which they participate in, only to bothered throughout the whole picture by several absurd gags and jokes that make clear that there is NoFourthWall.
23rd Oct '17 7:31:21 PM Mdumas43073
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'''Hellzapoppin''' is a classic 1941 American musical comedy film based on the popular musical of the same name. The very loose plot revolves around the comedic duo Olsen & Johnson who plan to star in a film. The film director suggests a story which they participate in, only to bothered throughout the whole picture by several absurd gags and jokes that make clear that there is NoFourthWall.

However, as the tagline says: "Any resemblance between Hellzapoppin' and a motion picture is entirely coincidental." This is part of the reason why the film wasn't that succesful, despite the appearance of popular actors and comedians like Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Mischa Auer, Martha Raye, Hugh Herbert and Shemp Howard from Film/TheThreeStooges. However as TimeMarchesOn the film has been VindicatedByHistory as a surrealistic comedy constantly BreakingTheFourthWall that was far ahead of its time. Certain jokes are almost predecessors of later types of absurd comedy. It was also very influential on later generations of comedy films. The "lindy hop" dance sequences made it also very popular with musical fans. In other words, it's a true CultClassic.

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'''Hellzapoppin''' ''Hellzapoppin[='=]'' is a classic 1941 American musical comedy film based on the popular musical of the same name. The very loose plot revolves around the comedic duo Olsen & Johnson who plan to star in a film. The film director suggests a story which they participate in, only to bothered throughout the whole picture by several absurd gags and jokes that make clear that there is NoFourthWall.

However, as the tagline says: "Any resemblance between Hellzapoppin' and a motion picture is entirely coincidental." This is part of the reason why the film wasn't that succesful, despite the appearance of popular actors and comedians like Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Mischa Auer, Martha Raye, Hugh Herbert and Shemp Howard from Film/TheThreeStooges. However as TimeMarchesOn the film has been VindicatedByHistory as a surrealistic comedy constantly BreakingTheFourthWall that was far ahead of its time. Certain jokes are almost predecessors of later types of absurd comedy. It was also very influential on later generations of comedy films. The "lindy "Lindy hop" dance sequences made it also very popular with musical fans. In other words, it's a true CultClassic.
CultClassic.

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31st Jul '17 2:16:08 AM PaulA
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** Near the end [[Film/{{Frankenstein}} Frankenstein's Monster]] throws Martha Raye's character back on stage.

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** Near the end [[Film/{{Frankenstein}} [[Film/{{Frankenstein1931}} Frankenstein's Monster]] throws Martha Raye's character back on stage. stage.
17th Sep '15 9:35:28 AM WillBGood
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: What wall?
25th Feb '15 1:16:46 AM Patachou
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* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: In an early scene, Olsen and Johnson walk through a series of rooms, and through each door are in different outlandish costumes.
29th Nov '14 1:12:06 AM Patachou
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''Hellzapoppin''' is a classic 1941 American musical comedy film based on the popular musical of the same name. The very loose plot revolves around the comedic duo Olsen & Johnson who plan to star in a film. The film director suggests a story which they participate in, only to bothered throughout the whole picture by several absurd gags and jokes that make clear that there is NoFourthWall.

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''Hellzapoppin''' '''Hellzapoppin''' is a classic 1941 American musical comedy film based on the popular musical of the same name. The very loose plot revolves around the comedic duo Olsen & Johnson who plan to star in a film. The film director suggests a story which they participate in, only to bothered throughout the whole picture by several absurd gags and jokes that make clear that there is NoFourthWall.



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%%* HurricaneOfPuns* HurricaneOfPuns: A lot of puns are told.



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%%* MediumAwareness* MediumAwareness: The film takes advantage of the fact that the characters are aware that it's a film. For instance: at one point the film gets stuck in the projector.



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%%* NonFatalExplosions* NonFatalExplosions: Several explosions take place without dire consequences.



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%%* RunningGag* RunningGag: The guy running around with his plant.



** Near the end Frankenstein's Monster throws Martha Raye's character back on stage.

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** Near the end [[Film/{{Frankenstein}} Frankenstein's Monster Monster]] throws Martha Raye's character back on stage.
11th Sep '14 6:11:31 PM mlsmithca
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* AbsurdityAscendant
* Anything Goes

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* Anything Goes
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* ''{{ButterFace}}'': Happens several times, mostly to Martha Raye's character.

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* ''{{ButterFace}}'': ButterFace: Happens several times, mostly to Martha Raye's character.



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* MediumAwareness
* [[Series/MysteryScienceTheatre3000 MST]]: At a certain point the protagonists watch the film they are about to star in themselves and give funny commentary on the events they seen. An early example of riffing, although not the first.

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* [[Series/MysteryScienceTheatre3000 MST]]: {{MST}}: At a certain point the protagonists watch the film they are about to star in themselves and give funny commentary on the events they seen. An early example of riffing, although not the first.



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* RunningGag
* ShoutOut: Olsen and Johnson at one point notice [[Film/CitizenKane a sled with the word "Rosebud" on it and say: "I thought they burned that?]]"

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Olsen and Johnson at one point notice [[Film/CitizenKane a sled with the word "Rosebud" on it and say: "I thought they burned that?]]"



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* ZanyScheme

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19th Apr '14 10:20:41 PM JonnyB
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* MasterOfDisguise: Hugh Herbert's character.

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* MasterOfDisguise: Hugh Herbert's character.character, Detective Quimby.
9th Dec '13 10:32:20 AM Patachou
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* BreakingTheFourthWall

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* BreakingTheFourthWallBreakingTheFourthWall: What wall?



* RapidFireComedy
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* RapidFireComedy
RapidFireComedy: The pace of this comedy is very high.
* RandomEventsPlotRandomEventsPlot: Every possible comedic idea is used.
9th Dec '13 10:30:41 AM Patachou
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