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Zenobia

1939 1h 11m Comedy List
Reviews 58% Audience Score 50+ Ratings In a small Mississippi town, snobbish Mrs. Carter (Alice Brady) forbids her son, Jeff (James Ellison), to wed poor Mary Tibbitt (Jean Parker). After Mary's father, town doctor Henry (Oliver Hardy), treats a sick elephant from the carnival run by Professor McCrackle (Harry Langdon), the animal becomes attached to Henry and follows him around town. Hoping to use this oddity to prove the Tibbitts are eccentric and unfit, Mrs. Carter convinces McCrackle to sue Henry, only to rouse Jeff's anger. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A very funny comedy and Hardy excels. Rated: B Jun 22, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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ashley h Zenobia is a decent film. It is a modest country doctor in the antebellum South who has to contend with his daughter's upcoming marriage and an affectionate medicine show elephant. Oliver Hardy and Harry Langdon give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Gordon Douglas did an alright job directing this movie. I like this motion picture because of the humor. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member olivier hardy minus laurel in a costume comedy= mixed results. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Oliver Hardy (minus Stan Laurel), in a cute comedy I loved as a kid. Saw it for the first time since i was kid today and loved it all over again. Billie Burke as always was a gem in this. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Enjoyable and amusing film and great to see Oliver Hardy given a meatier acting role involving more than just slapstick humour. Nice to see (and hear) Harry Langdon too who makes a nice foil to Hardy in lieu of Laurel. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In a small Mississippi town, snobbish Mrs. Carter (Alice Brady) forbids her son, Jeff (James Ellison), to wed poor Mary Tibbitt (Jean Parker). After Mary's father, town doctor Henry (Oliver Hardy), treats a sick elephant from the carnival run by Professor McCrackle (Harry Langdon), the animal becomes attached to Henry and follows him around town. Hoping to use this oddity to prove the Tibbitts are eccentric and unfit, Mrs. Carter convinces McCrackle to sue Henry, only to rouse Jeff's anger.
Director
Gordon Douglas
Producer
Hal Roach, A. Edward Sutherland
Screenwriter
Corey Ford
Production Co
Hal Roach Studios Inc.
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 11m