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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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Cast overview:
Anita Garvin ...
Mrs. Culpepper
Tiny Sandford ...
Mr. Culpepper


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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waiter | salad | door bell | kitchen | cake | See more »


Comedy | Short





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24 March 1928 (USA)  »

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Let George Do It  »

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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 »


Edited into Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's (1965) See more »

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NOT really a Laurel and Hardy film
8 February 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While this technically IS a Laurel and Hardy film, to me it is more of a film that just happens to have both the actors in the same film. Many of their earlier films just didn't have much chemistry between them and the familiar relationship between the boys just isn't right! Normally, Stan and Ollie were friends and despite their problems, you knew they really cared about each other. However, here they both come to a fancy party as fill-in help but just because they come in together, they really don't seem like pals and there is little character development. Plus, the behaviors of Stanley in particular just seem bizarre and he takes too many pratfalls. So the bottom line is that the chemistry just isn't right between them and the film is very unfamiliar in mood or humor.

Despite these weaknesses, this is an interesting film from a historical point of view. The problem is, it just isn't funny. A great example of this is the repeated scene where a female party guest is trying to eat a grape. As she tries to scoop it up with a spoon, it keeps eluding her. Again and again and again they cut back to this as if it was somehow funny or clever. It wasn't.

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