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Zenobia (1939)

Approved | | Comedy | 21 April 1939 (USA)
A modest country doctor in the antebellum South has to contend with his daughter's upcoming marriage and an affectionate medicine show elephant.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Corey Ford (screen play), Walter DeLeon (original story) (as Walter De Leon) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Hardy ... Dr. Tibbett
Harry Langdon ... Professor McCrackle
Billie Burke ... Mrs. Tibbett
Alice Brady ... Mrs. Carter
James Ellison ... Jeff Carter
Jean Parker ... Mary Tibbett
June Lang ... Virginia
Olin Howland ... Attorney Culpepper
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Judge
Stepin Fetchit ... Zero (as Step'n Fetchit)
Hattie McDaniel ... Dehlia (as Hattie McDaniels)
Philip Hurlic Philip Hurlic ... Zeke (as Phillip Hurlic)
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Mr. Dover
Clem Bevans ... Sheriff
Tommy Mack ... Butcher
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Storyline

A southern country doctor is called on by a visiting circus man to cure his sick elephant. After the doctor heals the grateful beast, the elephant becomes so attached to him that it starts to follow him everywhere. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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What a Girl! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

This Time It's Love See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (colorized)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Sunday 15 August 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5), in New York City Sunday 17 October 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), in Detroit Sunday 30 January 1949 on WWJ (Channel 4), in Cincinnati Tuesday 23 August 1949 on WCPO (Channel 7), and in Atlanta Wednesday 24 August 1949 on WSB (Channel 8) as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Tibbett: Dehlia, come out of that oven and tell me what's going on in this house.
Dehlia: I sorry, Dr. Tibbett, I got so much work to do and Miss Tibbitt's told me to directly, that I was to talk to nobody, not even to myself.
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Alternate Versions

Colorized version is cut to 65 minutes. See more »

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Referenced in Of Mice and Men (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Evening by the Moonlight
(1880) (uncredited)
Written by James Allen Bland
Performed by the Hall Johnson Choir at the party
Sung by Jean Parker with Jack George on harp and the Hall Johnson Choir joining in
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A pleasant curio!
3 October 2001 | by joemiglioreSee all my reviews

Oliver Hardy exhibits his talent as a character actor in this well-cast Roach feature. People often make the mistake of expecting a Laurel & Hardy film, which isn't really fair. This is a pleasant diversion, filled with rich characters, including Langdon in perfect form as the owner of a sick elephant.


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