Meet the Baron

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Meet the Baron
Meet the Baron poster.jpg
Directed by Walter Lang
Produced by David O. Selznick
Written by Norman Krasna
Herman J. Mankiewicz
Starring Jack Pearl
Jimmy Durante
Edna May Oliver
Zasu Pitts
Ted Healy
Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Cinematography Allen G. Siegler
Edited by James E. Newcom
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • October 20, 1933 (1933-10-20)
Running time
68 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Meet the Baron is a 1933 American Pre-Code comedy film starring Jack Pearl, Jimmy Durante, Edna May Oliver, Zasu Pitts, Ted Healy and His Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard). The title of the film refers to Pearl's character of Baron Munchhausen, which he made famous on his radio show.[1]


A couple of bunglers (Jimmy Durante and Jack Pearl) are abandoned in the jungles of Africa by Baron Munchausen. A rescue team mistake Pearl for the missing Baron, and take the two of them back to America where they receive a hero's welcome.

The phony Baron is invited to speak at Cuddle College, run by Dean Primrose (Edna May Oliver). There he falls for Zasu Pitts and meets three crazy janitors (The Three Stooges), and faces exposure as a fraud.



The film was a box office disappointment for MGM.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ TCM Website
  2. ^ By, D. W. (1934, Nov 25). TAKING A LOOK AT THE RECORD. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from

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