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Hats Off (1927)

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

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Anita Garvin ...
Customer at top of stairs
Dorothy Coburn ...
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James Finlayson ...
Proprietor, Kwickway Washing Machine Co.
Chet Brandenburg ...
Pedestrian #1
Sam Lufkin ...
Pedestrian #2
Ham Kinsey ...
Pedestrian #3
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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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The "Holy Grail" for Laurel and Hardy fans
26 October 1999 | by (Plano, Texas) – See all my reviews

While portions of other Laurel and Hardy films are missing, this is the only one that has disappeared completely. It had very good reviews when released, and no one appears to have seen it since 1928. The boys are washing machine salesmen, and they have to carry one up a huge flight of steps. The same location was used a few years later for their Oscar-winning THE MUSIC BOX, only this time as piano deliverymen. There are plenty of still photos left, and they show Stan and Ollie constantly getting their derbies on the wrong head. This film was probably a slapstick classic.


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