Handymen (Laurel & Hardy) deliver a cumbersome washing machine to a house fronted by a huge flight of stairs.

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Customer at top of stairs
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Proprietor, Kwickway Washing Machine Co.
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Laurel and Hardy have just received fine jobs at Kwickway Washing Machine Co. where their first assignment is to go door to door trying to sell a washing machine. They stop at a high rise of terraced steps and see a lady waving to them, they think: a customer, so they carry the washing machine up the stairs and all she wants to know is if they would mail a letter for her. So the boys carry the washing machine back down the steps, stumble over themselves and their hats fly off. They retrieve them and put them on the wrong heads. They end up carrying the washing machine up and down the steps a few times and losing their hats. Then soon wind up in the street where everyone engages into a hat war. Soon the police arrive and cart off everyone but Stan and Ollie, who put on the wrong hats again. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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The story of two boys who figure that the world owes them a living-but is about thirty-five years behind in the payments.

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5 November 1927 (USA)  »

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23 June 2003 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

The latest release date for HATS OFF (work title: ROUGH ON HATS) I have been able to find so far is february 1929, when it was first shown in Germany. Also, it was still in distribution in the US in 1930. Stills existing today in the MGM collection numbers from S3-1 to S3-23, plus a still of the poster in its frame/stand on an US sidewalk. The cutting continuity at the Library Of Congress gives us a very good idea of this film, too. Keep looking for it.


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