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Stanley and Oliver protest that they were only bystanders to the raid, but are hauled off to a prison labor camp anyway. They procede with their usual mayhem, Stanley getting his pick stuck... See full summary »

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Stanley and Oliver protest that they were only bystanders to the raid, but are hauled off to a prison labor camp anyway. They procede with their usual mayhem, Stanley getting his pick stuck in Oliver's coat, Oliver chopping down a tree which just happens to contain the guard lookout post. When the Governor's party happens by, Oliver accidentally pokes a hole in his car's radiator, then attempts to stop the leak by filling the radiator with rice. The result is melee with all involved throwing clumps of soggy rice at each other. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Neither Mr. Laurel nor Mr. Hardy had any thoughts of doing wrong. As a matter of fact, they had no thoughts of any kind.

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16 November 1929 (USA)  »

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Oliver Hardy was injured during the filming of the scene in which Stan Laurel keeps nicking him with a pickaxe. A rubber pickaxe was originally to have been used for the scene, but it was decided that it looked too fake, in action, so a real one was substituted. Hardy moved a little too close to Laurel during the latter's backswing and received a very real cut from the pickaxe on his rear. See more »

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At the end of the film the car backs into the truck, just before the impact two barrels of whitewash tip over. See more »

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Featured in The Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy (1966) See more »

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The Unpolished Laurel and Hardy
13 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I would much prefer to watch a talking Laurel and Hardy than a good silent Laurel and Hardy. 'The Hoose-Gow' is no exception. I watched it once, and although it wasn't memorable, it was still part of the classic era of Laurel and Hardy leading up to 'The Music Box'.


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