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Slipping Wives (1927)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  3 April 1927 (USA)
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Neglected by her husband, our heroine decides to make him jealous by getting the handyman to play a literary genius at a party and flirt with her.

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Neglected by her husband, our heroine decides to make him jealous by getting the handyman to play a literary genius at a party and flirt with her.

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The story of a drifting husband and wife who no longer talk to each other-they bark.

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a "Laurel and Hardy" film in name only
7 May 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film is a silent film. It wasn't until about a dozen films later that Laurel and Hardy made sound films, but many of their silent films are still masterpieces. Unfortunately, this one isn't.

It wasn't until late in 1927 that Hal Roach realized that he had a great formula by pairing Stan and Ollie. And, this film was made earlier in the year when the genius of this pairing wasn't yet apparent. As a result, it really isn't a Laurel and Hardy movie--they don't work together and they only receive 3rd and 4th billing.

The film is about a very attractive lady who resents how her artist husband takes her for granted. Her friend gives her the idea of getting another guy to make advances towards her to make the husband jealous. Scraping the bottom of the barrel (and gene pool), she picks Stan Laurel to woo her. Well, he's as dumb as ever and does a pretty lousy job of it. In the meantime, Oliver Hardy is the butler and his role is pretty much unimportant until the very end of the film.

There are a few interesting and funny gags here and there, but only a few. Because of this and the missing chemistry, this film only deserves a score of 4.


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