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Their Purple Moment (1928)

Passed  -  Comedy | Short  -  19 May 1928 (USA)
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Stan and Ollie hold out money from their paychecks from their shrewish wives so they can enjoy a night out on the town... with predictable results.

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Mr. Pincher
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Anita Garvin ...
Oliver's girlfriend
Kay Deslys ...
Mr. Pincher's girlfriend
Fay Holderness ...
Mrs. Pincher
Tiny Sandford ...
Waiter (as S.J. Sandford)
Lyle Tayo ...
Leo Willis ...
Cab driver
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Storyline

Stanley and Oliver sneak out for a night on the town, unaware that Mrs. Laurel has substituted her grocery coupons for Stanley's secret stash of mad money. Of course, this results in dire consequences when the boys run up a huge tab treating a couple of girls to dinner at a snazzy nightclub. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Comedy | Short

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19 May 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Harhateillä  »

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Trivia

A rare instance of Stan not using his real name for his character although Ollie does. See more »

Quotes

Ollie:
  • She found my hideout! - She's a bloodhound!...



Mr. Pincher:
  • My wife'll never find mine! - I'm a weasel!...



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Connections

Featured in Silent Clowns: Laurel and Hardy (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Face
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Akst
Instrumental version in restoration background music
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Their purple moment isn't their greatest moment.
21 April 2006 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a comedy that lacks some good laughs. Even though the movie still is good and enjoyable entertainment of course, I don't think I laughed even once. This is probably due to the fact that the movie doesn't have any slapstick moments in it and instead relies on just one comical situations the boys has got themselves into.

The main plot line is pretty funny but it's a bit tiresome to base the entire movie around this one plot line. It's well acted out and constructed but it basically is too much of the same the whole time.

The settings are pretty enjoyable. It gives us a good view into the late '20's night life. A life which we normally only know from movies who tried to recreate the atmosphere and settings from that period. But this movie is the real stuff and therefor it's still a pretty interesting watch. The atmosphere and settings are probably the only reason why this movie is still good to watch present day.

There are some good comical constructed moments in the movie but it's all not enough to make this movie a grand and excelling Laurel & Hardy silent short.

6/10

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