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Parade of the wooden soldiers featuring the rockettes

We all have positive and bad years in our lives that we can remember. 2013 was a tough year for me. To cut a long story short, all starting in February resulted in a deep depression that lasted for the majority of the fall. What was it that got me out of it? For instance, Team Starkid released Twisted, which is still their best display to date. But on the same Thanksgiving weekend that Twisted debuted online, I rediscovered a piece of my childhood that had remained virtually untouched by the passage of time. A film that, despite its age and topic, shattered my cynicism, distracted me from the problems of the world for 75 minutes, and made me smile for the first time in months.
There are horrific killings, complex plans, love octagons, too many characters to keep track with, unnecessary dark subplots, and that’s not even including the fantasy elements thrown in. If you want to get a sense of what the story is about, check out Jay Davis’ Babes in Toyland retrospective (coincidentally written in 2013). Despite this, the show was a big success, prompting a slew of theatrical versions of classic children’s stories like The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan. Those stage adaptations paved the way for the classic 1939 film in the case of the former. However, since Babes in Toyland was first and foremost a musical, a film adaptation had to wait until silent films became talkies before it could be produced. When it finally made it to the big screen, it took a shocking turn.

March of wooden soldiers

“When Léon Jessel wrote Parade of the Wooden Soldiers as a novelty item in 1905, he perfectly captured the jaunty strut of toys. It was published in Germany and reportedly heard there by a Russian producer working on a new revue for Paris called La Chauve-Souris (The Bat), for which he needed an offbeat dance number. Jessel’s rakish “Parade” was his choice. The Bat eventually made its Broadway debut in 1922, and Ballard Macdonald, who also wrote songs for the George White Scandals of 1924 and Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic, gave the tune the words below, which are seldom heard nowadays. The piece’s arm-swinging melody and strutting rhythm make it a charming Christmas or any time of year march for children and adults.”

Кот на скрипке и мышь march of the wooden soldiers 1934

Babes in Toyland is a musical Christmas film starring Laurel and Hardy that was released on November 30, 1934. Laurel and Hardy in Toyland, Revenge Is Sweet (the 1948 European reissue title), and March of the Wooden Soldiers (in the United States), a 73-minute abridged version, are all alternate titles for the film.
The film was produced by Hal Roach, directed by Gus Meins and Charles Rogers,[3] and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and was based on Victor Herbert’s successful 1903 operetta Babes in Toyland. Although the film was originally printed in Sepiatone, two computer-colorized versions exist. [number four]
Despite the fact that the 1934 film features several of the characters from the original play, as well as many of the songs, the plot is virtually identical to that of the stage production. The film’s plot takes place entirely in Toyland, which is populated by Mother Goose (Virginia Karns) and other well-known fairy tale characters, in contrast to the stage version.
Stannie Dum (Stan Laurel) and Ollie Dee (Oliver Hardy) live in a shoe (as in the nursery rhyme There Was An Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe), along with Mother Peep (the Old Woman), Bo Peep (Charlotte Henry), a mouse who looks like Mickey Mouse (but is really a live monkey in a costume), and many other girls. Silas Barnaby (Henry Brandon as a character based on the English nursery rhyme “There Was A Crooked Man”) owns the mortgage on the shoe and wants to marry Bo-Peep. Knowing that the Widow Peep is having trouble paying her mortgage, Barnaby gives her an ultimatum: unless Bo Peep decides to marry him, the shoe will be foreclosed on. a widower Peep declines, but she is nervous about how she can pay her mortgage. Ollie gives her all of the money he has in his savings account, only to discover that Stannie has used it to purchase peewees (a favored toy consisting of a wooden peg with tapered ends that rises in the air when struck with a stick near one end and is then caused to fly through the air by being struck again with the stick). He and Stannie set out to borrow money from their boss, the Toymaker, to pay off the mortgage (William Burress). However, Stannie has mixed up an order from Santa Claus (building 100 six-foot-tall wooden soldiers instead of 600 one-foot-tall wooden soldiers), and one of the soldiers destroys the toy shop when triggered. Without receiving the money, Stannie and Ollie are shot.

Creepy fiddle playing cat and puppet from babes in toyland

Since the first hand-cranked wooden rigs, America’s submarines have come a long way. Today’s cutting-edge boats will accommodate hundreds of sailors working and living together for months at a time under the sea.
Since its establishment on Nov. 10, 1775, the United States Marine Corps has acted as the nation’s expeditionary force in readiness. Marine Corps uniforms and equipment have developed to meet the needs and missions of each Marine and every deployment, ensuring that warfighters are always more survivable, mobile, and lethal.