Wallingford (Stan Laurel) is taken into divorce court and must explain his prolonged absences from home. After telling one far-fetched tale, the judge orders a truth serum to be used, hoping the real story will emerge.

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Wallingford (Stan Laurel) is taken into divorce court and must explain his prolonged absences from home. After telling one far-fetched tale, the judge orders a truth serum to be used, hoping the real story will emerge.

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4 November 1923 (USA)  »

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While Squirrel Hunting In New Jersey We Were Attacked by a Pantomime Rhinoceros
22 December 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

That's the story Stan tells the court when he is a witness in a divorce proceedings. Then he is given a truth serum pill and we get another story entirely....

Stan was still working his young-man-in-a-boater bit when he made this short subject for Hal Roach, but it was probably the last time he did so, before he retreated to his burlesques of popular movies of the era like MUD AND SAND, then behind the camera for a few years. I find it mildly surprising that he did so, given that this is a very funny, if unusually absurd comedy. Perhaps this one flopped at the box office -- certainly the print I saw was a pretty poor multi-generational one, but there you are.

Jimmy Finlayson also appears in this one, although briefly.


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