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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Richard Carle ...
Professor Padilla
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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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This was made as a silent film, then was retrofitted before release with a music track and sound effects. Unfortunately, the sound discs are long lost, but this is technically Laurel & Hardy's first 'sound' film. See more »

Goofs

When the Professor drops his cigarette butt in his pocket he is suddenly wearing glasses for the first time in the film. When he pours water into his pocket a moment later the glasses are gone and never seen again. 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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Referenced in Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949) See more »

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Not a Classic But Some Nice Laughs
9 March 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Habeas Corpus (1928)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy knock on the door of a doctor hoping for a piece of bread but instead he offers them five hundred dollars if they'll steal a body for him from the local cemetery. The boys agree to take the offer but their nerves start to play against them.

HABEAS CORPUS isn't the greatest Laurel and Hardy film you'll ever watch but there are enough funny moments to make it worth viewing. I think the highlights of the film deals with Hardy trying to get Laurel over the wall but when he goes to help the dimwitted Laurel keeps forgetting to actually jump. There's another funny gag dealing with some wet paint that works quite nicely. The stuff inside the cemetery isn't quite as funny as you'd hope for but there's no doubt that fans will still want to watch this one.


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