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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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 »

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Stan: [after encountering a man in the cemetery wearing a white sheet] They buried somebody too soon!
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Edited into The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy (1967) See more »

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They buried somebody too soon!
3 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Habeas Corpus is directed by James Parrott and photographed by Len Powers. Plot finds Stan and Ollie as a couple of drifters short of cash who agree to do a bit of grave robbing to earn themselves $500, courtesy of the mad professor Padilla (Richard Carle). But the cemetery at night is not a fun place to be...

Not so much Burke & Hare, more like Berk & Berk!

Not a prime short from the boys but lots to enjoy. The frenetic organ swirls as Stan & Ollie prat about down at the cemetery. After the tone is set via a fun escapade with wet paint, the spooky shenanigans begin

  • which constitutes the boys scaring each other even without outside


influences!

There's the usual visual ticks, the various looks at the camera, which are supplemented by some animal participation (including the world's fastest cat and a fun tortoise). An extended sequence of them trying to get over the wall of the cemetery is overplayed, but after an Ollie wrecking ball moment and a quite brilliant and hilarious body bag sequence of events, this short is back on track and showing why they would become legends of cinema. 7/10


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