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The Battle of the Century (1927)

Fight manager (Hardy) takes out an insurance policy on his puny pugilist (Laurel) and then proceeds to try to arrange for an accident so that he can collect. When a pie delivery man (Hall) ... See full summary »

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Fight manager (Hardy) takes out an insurance policy on his puny pugilist (Laurel) and then proceeds to try to arrange for an accident so that he can collect. When a pie delivery man (Hall) slips on a banana peel, meant for the fighter, a classic pie throwing scene results. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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31 December 1927 (USA)  »

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Alles in Schlagsahne  »

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Lou Costello makes one of his earliest screen appearances as an extra in the boxing match sequence. He is visible standing close to the ring. See more »

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Lou Costello leaps from second row to ringside between shots. See more »

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Referenced in Smashing Time (1967) See more »

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Well restored.
22 August 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

After watching a newly restored version "The Battle of the Century", I was still laughing. This is the greatest pie fight of all time. In fact, this is my favorite Laurel and Hardy film.

I'm glad they did such a good job restoring it, if only other films were given this treatment.


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