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Habeas Corpus (1928)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  1 December 1928 (USA)
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Loony scientist (Carle) hires Laurel and Hardy to raid the cemetery to keep him supplied with dead bodies for his experiments.

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Loony scientist (Carle) hires Laurel and Hardy to raid the cemetery to keep him supplied with dead bodies for his experiments.

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Paura al cimitero  »

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The Vitaphone soundtrack with the original music and sound effects are no longer lost. Interestingly, one of the music pieces used is what we all know as the "Alfred Hitchcock theme"! See more »

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Edited into Laurel und Hardy auf der Jagd nach dem Mammon (1973) See more »

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Second half makes it work
10 November 2003 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A professor needs a body to experiment on and Laurel & Hardy are the persons to get that body from the graveyard. The police knows what they are about to do and tries to stop that.

This short is a little boring in the first half, although there are some nice moments with white paint. The second half is better and starts with some very funny scenes involving a wall Laurel & Hardy have to climb. That wall is the main object in another great scene a little later. Because of the second half this is a very good one.


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