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Habeas Corpus (1928)

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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1 December 1928 (USA)  »

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Paura al cimitero  »

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Hal Roach Studios production number S-14, changed to L-14. See more »

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The hole Ollie makes in the cemetery wall changes size and shape throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

Stan: Don't you think the Professor is a trifle cuckoo?
Ollie: He is as sound mentally as you or I.
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Edited into The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy (1967) See more »

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Early vintage Laurel & Hardy
1 November 2010 | by (Lawrence, KS) – See all my reviews

I don't understand the occasional low ratings I've read by viewers of this great '20s silent film.

It's early vintage Laurel & Hardy with a very good demonstration of most aspects of their particular brand of physical humor and emotional reactions to each other and their situations.

Done in 1928 in the Hal Roach studio, a silent film historian said it's the beginning, in a sense--a preview, or first chapter, of what was to become a great series of longer comedy escapades.

One can only downgrade this film by judging it against Laurel & Hardy's other, later, longer and more fully developed films.


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