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From Soup to Nuts (1928)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  24 March 1928 (USA)
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Inexperienced waiters (Laurel & Hardy) are hired for a swank dinner party.

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Mrs. Culpepper
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Mr. Culpepper
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The newly rich Mrs. Culpepper, eager to make an impression in high society, has planned a big dinner party. Her husband is less than enthusiastic, and she herself has much to learn about society ways. But her worst problem is that the two special waiters whom she has hired turn out to be clumsy and inexperienced bumblers. Written by Snow Leopard

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This entire movie was re-worked into a smaller timescale eleven years later in the first part of A Chump at Oxford (1940), with Stan & Ollie posing as maid & butler. Also, Anita Garvin re-prised her role in that movie as the host, and adopted the name "Mrs. Vandervere" as her character name. This is the real-life name of one of the party guests seen in THIS movie. See more »

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Likable early Laurel and Hardy short.
3 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"Endearing" is what springs to mind on viewing this early Stan and Ollie entry. Sure the jokes are as hoary as hell these days, but they're funny anyway. 78 years old at the time of writing this may be, but the sight of Ollie buried in a giant cake for the umpteenth time is simply irresistible. Edgar Kennedy directed it, and threw a few unusual shots into the mixture. Stan does his "Salad Undressed" routine. And as for Anita Garvin? All I can say is that it was love at first sight! Delectable and funny, she almost steals the film from the boys. Upon viewing the chaos surrounding the dinner party it is certainly apparent why the keeping of servants was no longer so fashionable!

Social comment? No, merely the boys having fun.


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