BABES IN TOYLAND
MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS
1934, 77 min, USA, Dir: Gus Meins, Charley Rogers

The Victor Herbert operetta was adapted as a musical comedy vehicle for funnyman duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, and it remains as fantastically fresh and entertaining as when it was first released. In addition to the whimsical slapstick hijinks supplied by the boys, the fantasy elements are especially well-handled with the march of the wooden soldiers and the shivery climactic invasion of the bogeymen emerging as memorable highlights.