BABES IN TOYLAND (1961)

Annette Funicello plays Mary, as in Mary Mary quite contrary, who is about to marry Tom, as in the Tom the Piper’s son. The evil Barnaby wants Mary to himself since she will inherit a ton of money as soon as she marries. From who? Who knows. This movie was too long. Every scene could have been cut in half. Songs weren’t very memorable and went on forever. And for a movie with a title that suggests they will be in Toyland, it sure takes them a long time to mention it, let alone actually go there… There are a couple redeeming features in the movie. There are a couple of laughs and the second half picks up faster than the first. But the best is the fact that it is a good movie to watch with your best friend and mock.