Two sailors on leave, Stanley and Oliver meet two girls at a park and invite them to have a soda. Unfortunately, the boys have only enough money to split theirs, a point which Oliver can't ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(dialogue)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Brats (1930)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Laurel and Hardy's bid for a quiet evening of checkers and pool is constantly interrupted by their squabbling brats little Ollie and little Stanley.

Director: James Parrott
Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
Tit for Tat (1935)
Comedy | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Stan & Ollie have set up their own electrical repair store. Unfortunately, for them, the grocery store opposite is run by the man & wife they encountered with in Them Thar Hills (1935). ... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers
Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch
Big Business (1929)
Short | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Ollie and Stanley are two Christmas Tree sales reps who get into one of their usual mutual destruction fights with a homeowner.

Directors: James W. Horne, Leo McCarey
Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson
Liberty (1929)
Comedy | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two escaped convicts (Laurel & Hardy) change clothes in the getaway car, but wind up wearing each other's pants. The rest of the film involves their trying to exchange pants, in alleys, in ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Tom Kennedy
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe and keep it and Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil ... See full summary »

Directors: Gus Meins, Charley Rogers
Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Virginia Karns
Wild Poses (1933)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An Our Gang Comedy. Spanky's parents take their reluctant boy to get his portrait taken by a prissy photographer.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An evil tree stump, jealous of two trees in love, starts a forest fire.

Director: Burt Gillett
Plane Crazy (1928)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Inspired by Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris, Mickey builds a plane to take Minnie for a trip involving some necking, though Minnie objects to the necking.

Directors: Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks
Stars: Walt Disney
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Bugs arrives in the desert to find Elmer prospecting for gold. Fudd is finally driven to pull his own gold tooth.

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Donald Duck, delivery boy, is hired to deliver a mysterious package on Friday the Thirteenth. He is hindered by a bothersome black cat -- and by the fact that the package contains a live ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Mickey and his band are determined to perform their music despite the interferance of Donald Duck and a powerful storm.

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Clarence Nash
One A.M. (1916)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A drunken homeowner has a difficult time getting about in his home after arriving home late at night.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Albert Austin
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
James Finlayson ...
Soda Jerk
...
Girl
Edit

Storyline

Two sailors on leave, Stanley and Oliver meet two girls at a park and invite them to have a soda. Unfortunately, the boys have only enough money to split theirs, a point which Oliver can't seem to get across to his friend. That problem is solved when Stanley hits the jackpot on a slot machine. Now with enough money to hire a boat, they start a battle-royal with other boaters, with everybody eventually winding up in the lake. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 June 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Canoa Virou  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System) (A Victor Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Stan and Babe had quite a bit of trouble filming this, their third sound short. Crowds of on lookers would gather and laugh repeatedly at the scenes, spoiling the sound. IT got so bad they had to close down and return another day. See more »

Quotes

Ollie: When I ask you to have a drink, you refuse.
[Stan nods in acknowledgement, but begins to look confused the more he thinks about it]
Ollie: Everything is just going to be fine.
[Points to each girl]
Ollie: Soda, soda,
[points to self]
Ollie: Soda, and what will you have Stan?
Stan: Soda.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Some prints have the title "Man O' War." See more »

Connections

References Should Married Men Go Home? (1928) See more »

Soundtracks

Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Written by Marvin Hatley
Played during the opening credits
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Typically funny Laurel & Hardy Short
29 January 2010 | by (www.2020-movie-reviews.com) – See all my reviews

Laurel & Hardy are in their sailor outfits again, although there's really no need for them to be other than to emphasise their ineptitude in the second part of the film, which takes place on a boating lake. They come across a pair of bloomers and mistakenly believe they belong to one of a pair of young ladies they meet in the park. Of course, they don't belong to the ladies, but the boys realise this before they can embarrass themselves. That fact alone is an indicator of the high quality of the writing here; a lesser writer would have had the boys making asses of themselves, but the more satisfying pay-off is gained from the audience's sense of relief combined with the idea of what could have happened.

The boys take the girls for a soda. The clerk here is their old nemesis James Finlayson, but he doesn't really have a lot to do here other than squint suspiciously at the boys through one eye and say 'doh!' (nearly sixty years before Homer). Of course they don't have enough money and Ollie decides he and Stan will have to share one between them. You probably know how that works out, and the simplicity of Stan's line is filled with the kind of crackpot – but understandable – logic that typifies Laurel & Hardy's humour.

The ending's a variation on a theme they had used many times before but it still works because it *is* a variation rather than a rip off. This one's definitely worth a look.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
music in the park tonybooth68
Two girls in park jhndltn
Discuss Men O'War (1929) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?