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Two Tars (1928)

Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor ... See full summary »

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Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor collision sets off an escalating series of tit-for-tat retaliations which eventually has most of the cars in pieces. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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3 November 1928 (USA)  »

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Thomas Benton Roberts, playing the part of the Motorist with Tomatoes, was a prop man and carpenter on the Roach lot. The tomato rubbed in his face had been previously cut open and filled with ketchup, so it would film better. See more »

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In one scene the Boys are parked alongside another car. As Stan uses the starting handle on their car it's pushed forward by Edgar Kennedy in his car so running over Stan who emerges between the two cars and now there's no cars in the background. See more »

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Bad first part, hilarious second.
31 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I didn't really cared much for the first part of the movie but the second part was absolutely hilarious.

The second part of the movie in which a small war gets unleashed between several different car drivers who are in a traffic jam is absolutely comedy gold. Almost every car ends up broken or entirely destroyed. The slapstick humor during the fights is Laurel & Hardy comedy at their best. Also the ending sequence is something hilarious and unforgettable.

It's a very satisfying Laurel & Hardy comical silent short, despite the weaker first halve.

7/10

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