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Berth Marks (1929)

Passed  |   |  Short, Comedy  |  1 June 1929 (USA)
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Big-time (so they think) vaudeville stars Stanley and Oliver take the train to Pottsville, their next booking. On board, they bumble into the wrong sleeping compartment, startling a ... See full summary »

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Big-time (so they think) vaudeville stars Stanley and Oliver take the train to Pottsville, their next booking. On board, they bumble into the wrong sleeping compartment, startling a semi-dressed woman. Her irate husband mistakes another passenger for the intruder and starts a coat-ripping free- for-all. The boys spend the rest of the trip trying to squeeze themselves into their cramped single upper berth. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Mr. Hardy told Mr. Laurel to meet him at the Southern Pacific Station Wednesday morning -- So Mr. Laurel went to the Santa Fe on Thursday afternoon.

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1 June 1929 (USA)  »

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Concerto di violoncello  »

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A silent version was also made for cinemas at the time that were not equipped to show talkies. See more »

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As Stan and Ollie scramble to board the train, their fiddle is clearly smashed to pieces, yet it is intact for the rest of the film. See more »

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Oliver: [To Stan] I wish I'd checked you with the baggage.
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Edited into Noche de duendes (1930) See more »

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Imagine the Tailor's Bills!
3 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Several published works on Laurel And Hardy seem to rate this as one of the boys' poorest shorts. How dare they! This is extremely funny - if not quite top drawer - Stan and Ollie. An early talkie, half the film is simply our two heroes trying to get undressed in the upper berth of a sleeper train, getting entangled in each others trousers, night-shirts etc. The boys have also inadvertently set the rest of the passengers against each other, via a method I won't spoil by revealing. It's simplicity itself, yet it works wonderfully well. When most comedies of the twenties and thirties have long been forgotten, the films of these two lovable characters continue to delight.

The real secret is surely in their universal humanity; there's a little bit of Stan and Ollie in all of us.


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