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Million Dollar Legs (1932)

US 59m, B&W
Director: Edward F. Cline; Cast: Jack Oakie, W.C. Fields, Andy Clyde, Lyda Roberti, Susan Fleming, Ben Turpin

MillionDollarLegsMillion Dollar Legs is a wonderfully silly story about the fictional nation of Klopstokia whose presidency is decided by feats of strength. With the aim of raising eight million dollars to rescue the country from its debts, the President, considered the strongest man in the country, enters the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics with the hopes of winning the weightlifting competition and collecting a large cash prize. With the look and feel of a Marx Brothers’ film, Million Dollar Legs looks to have inspired Duck Soup (1933), and is perhaps the most outlandish comedy of the decade (Klaus Ming March 2015).

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3 comments on “Million Dollar Legs (1932)

  1. Klaus
    03/14/2015
  2. Anthony Lee Collins
    03/15/2015

    Wonderfully silly indeed. What a great picture. Is it really only 59 minutes long? Just shows how much movies are padded out when you insist on adding logic to them. 🙂

    • Klaus
      03/15/2015

      Yeah, you’re right about that! While there are “better” Field’s movies, I don’t think any deliver more laughs per minute than this one!

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