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The photograph above is autographed by Felix Knight.

Babes in Toyland (1934) .... Little Bo-Peep
... aka Laurel and Hardy in Toyland
... aka March of the Wooden Soldiers
SYNOPSIS: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy star as Stannie Dum and Ollie Dee, bumbling apprentices to the master toy maker of Toyland. All the colorful Mother Goose characters we know and love populate this joyous fairy-tale community; the one sour apple in the barrel is mean old Silas Barnaby (portrayed by Henry Kleinbach, aka Henry Brandon). Barnaby holds the mortgage on the outsized shoe where Widow Peep (Florence Roberts) and her daughter Little Bo Peep (Charlotte Henry) reside, and where Stannie and Ollie pay room and board. Bo Peep will be forced to marry the odious Barnaby if the rent isn't paid, so Stannie and Ollie try to raise the money by asking the toy maker for a raise. But the boys are fired when Stannie messes up an order from Santa Claus: instead of making six hundred toy soldiers one foot high, they make one hundred toy soldiers six feet high. The wedding between Barnaby and Bo Peep goes on as planned--except that it's Stannie, disguised as the bride, who ends up walking down the altar. Publicly humiliated, Barnaby vows revenge. He steals one of the Three Little Pigs and places the blame on Bo Peep's boy friend, Tom-Tom the Piper's Son (Felix Knight).



  Laddie (1935) .... Shelly Stanton    (No synopsis available)

The Hoosier Schoolmaster (1935) .... Charlotte Henry plays Hannah
Adapted from Edward Eggleston's best-selling novel, The Hoosier Schoolmaster was brought to the screen by Monogram Pictures.



    Norman Foster plays the title character, an ex-Union soldier named Ralph. After the Civil War, Ralph takes a schoolteacher job in a small Indiana community where resentment against "Damn Yankees" still runs high. Before long, he gets mixed up in local politics, hoping to purge the town of the crooked politicians who've been squandering land-grant money on them. He is also forced to confront town bully Bud (Fred Kohler Jr.) over the affections of pretty heroine Hannah (Charlotte Henry) and to face down a hooded band of nightriders.
    The film deftly blends small-town charm with vivid melodrama, most notably in a spelling-bee sequence, which segues into a near-riot.
The Hoosier Schoolmaster with Charlotte Henry

* This film was very popular and enjoyed an extensive publicity campaign.
* Illustrated are some of the posters and adverts which ran at the time.
* There was also a "Big Little Book" adaptation of the film. The book had an extensive collection of stills to illustrate the story.

Charlotte Henry in Three Kids and a Queen

Three Kids and a Queen (1935) .... Julia
... aka Baxter Millions, The (1935) (UK)
Three Kids and a Queen poster SYNOPSIS: The plot revolves around Mary Jane Baxter, the richest woman in the world, who is wealthy in money but poor in friends and relations. She's a strong-headed woman who would rather spend money on her dog. After she purchases not only a hotel in Europe (because they wouldn't allow her dog inside) but also buys out a performance of an opera for herself and her dog, her relatives insist she be subjected to an insanity hearing (in the hopes of gaining control of her money). She buys an entire city block for the sole purpose of walking her dog there and the newspapers explode the story all over the front pages, announcing her million dollar purchase and outraging the struggling citizens of New York.
    Among the outraged is Tony, the owner of a local barber shop located in Hell's Kitchen. In addition to his own daughter, Tony has taken in three boys named Blackie, Flash and little Doc. Doc is an enterprising young man who sells old magazines on the street corner to try to help make ends meet (although his real ambition is to become a doctor).
    The two world's collide in the park when Mary Jane's carriage runs out of control after backfire from the kids' borrowed jalopy startle the horses. Mary Jane is thrown onto the ground and knocked unconscious. At Doc's urging, they take the "poor old woman" home with them to take care of her.
    As Mary Jane, who is affectionately named "Queenie" by the family, gets to know these lower class people, she comes to realize how misguided and selfish she has been with her money and her love. She even plays matchmaker between Blackie and Julia, sharing with them the story of her own lost love and warning them against letting happiness pass them by.


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PUBLICITY PHOTOS