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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'Hats Off' and 'The Music Box'
12 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Everyone would probably agree that this is an early version of 'The Music Box' substituted with a washing machine. They climb up the same steps in the same location for the same reasons. It is a classic example of how the talking films were superior to their silent films.


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