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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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Cast overview:
Richard Carle ...
Professor Padilla
Charley Rogers ...
Ledoux - the Butler (as Charlie Rogers)


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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The $500 offered by Professor Padilla to Stan and Ollie in 1928 had a purchasing power of $6,570 in 2012. See more »


Edited into The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy (1967) See more »

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"Professor Padilla expected to startle the medical world with his new theory - that the human brain has a level surface - in some instances, practically flat"
15 June 2001 | by (Neunkirchen, Germany) – See all my reviews

By 1928 Laurel & Hardy had finally fully developed their relationship and character traits and already delivered some silent classics -"Battle Of The Century", "Two Tars", etc. Time to explore a new genre -the horror-comedy. While "Habeas Corpus" may not be as memorable as the films mentioned above, it's still interesting to see this tried and trust formula delivered by the boys in their own way. There are no particular brilliant or original gags but I really enjoy the atmosphere - virtually everything of the film was shot at night at a local cemetery, assuring that there's really a "spooky graveyard" feeling in this two reeler.

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