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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 ...
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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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19 May 1928 (USA)  »

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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

Title card: [Opening lines] Dedicated to husbands who "hold out" part of their pay envelope on their wives - And live to tell about it...
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Oh, You Beautiful Doll
(1911) (uncredited)
Music by Nat D. Dyer
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Silent L&H
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Their Purple Moment (1928)

*** (out of 4)

Laurel and Hardy hold out some of their pay so that they can go out on the town but their wives find their hiding spot. When the boys are out they run up a tab and must find a way out. There are plenty of laughs here including a wonderfully funny food fight at the end as well as a nice sequence with the two trying to sneak out of a restaurant.

I viewed this in the UK, 21-disc set, which is a dream come true for fans of Laurel and Hardy. The price has recently dropped on the set so any fan should certainly look into picking it up.


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