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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) ... 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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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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A hand of the prop man who throws a pie in the face of a man who is about to have his photo taken. See more »

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Featured in Silent Clowns: Laurel and Hardy (2006) 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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