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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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Anita Garvin ...
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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24 March 1928 (USA)  »

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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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9 January 2005 | by (The Underverse) – See all my reviews

Well, obviously a silent film from 1928 is going to be old-fashioned but I mean the humor isn't all that funny anymore. Slipping on banana skins? (Has anyone really ever done that?) Falling into cream cakes? Who eats these cream cakes?

In this one L & H are waiters employed for a swanky dinner party. Would you trust them to not cause chaos? And that is exactly what happens. There are some laughs and some moments of good physical comedy but it's not a classic.

It was later remade (better and funnier) as an extended opening to their 1940 movie A Chump at Oxford.


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