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You're Darn Tootin' (1928)

Members of a municipal band, Stanley and Oliver seem to be always following someone else's lead, rather than that of the temperamental conductor. Soon they're out of a job, as well as their... See full summary »

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Stanley, clarinet player
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Wilson Benge ...
Musician
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Manhole worker
Christian J. Frank ...
Policeman
Dick Gilbert ...
Boarder
Charlie Hall ...
Musician
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Musician
Ham Kinsey ...
Musician
Otto Lederer ...
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Sam Lufkin ...
Man in restaurant
George Rowe ...
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Frank Saputo
Rolfe Sedan ...
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Agnes Steele ...
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Members of a municipal band, Stanley and Oliver seem to be always following someone else's lead, rather than that of the temperamental conductor. Soon they're out of a job, as well as their lodgings when the landlady finds out they've been fired. The boys try their luck at being street musicians, but the tiffs they get into with each other soon spread to passersby in general, until the street is filled with men pulling each other's pants off. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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21 April 1928 (USA)  »

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The Music Blasters  »

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Its working title was "The Music Blasters," and its U.K. release was under that title. Sometimes it's employed the title "Pants Off." See more »

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In the course of the escalating tiff on the street between Stan and Ollie, there are multiple instances of Ollie punching Stan in the stomach, followed by Stan kicking Ollie in the shins. After a few of these, tactics are changed to ripping handkerchiefs, removing or shredding ties, etc. After the latter takes place, the handkerchief and tie is seen lying on the ground. But then, a couple of shots are inserted of more stomach punching and shin kicking, which were actually shot earlier and show the boys' ties and handkerchiefs still intact. See more »

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

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You're Darn Tootin' has Laurel & Hardy truly gelling as a comedy team in one of their early shorts
2 August 2011 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

I first read about this Laurel & Hardy short in Randy Skretvedt's book "Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies". Then I saw the ending clip in Robert Youngston's first silent comedy compilation called The Golden Age of Comedy. I later bought the VHS tape of the film from Hal Roach Studios and now I've watched it on Hulu as linked from IMDb. As directed by Edgar Kennedy, who previously was with the boys in Leave 'Em Laughing, this was funny from start to finish from when they make a shambles of the band they're playing with to doing that to themselves on the street playing on their own to their fight with each other leading to lots of passersby getting caught in the chaos. Stan & Ollie drive each other crazy constantly with Stan, at this point, giving it as good as he gets instead of usually taking it which is quite refreshing to see but since other people are even worse to them, they really have no one but themselves to depend on. That's even more refreshing and it's for that reason that this team is considered one of the greatest ever in movies. I think I've said enough, so on that note, You're Darn Tootin' is highly recommended.


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