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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>

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29 June 1929 (USA)  »

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Laurel and Hardy's third sound film. Hal Roach had beat his distributor, MGM to sound conversion (MGM's parent Loew's Inc., had adopted a deliberate wait and see attitude toward the technology, fearing the huge conversion costs to it's far flung theatrical empire). The popular Hal Roach shorts became a cost effective supplement to MGM's 1929 release schedule. See more »

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Ollie: And why did you do it?
Stan: I had to. My half was on the bottom. I had to drink it all to get it.
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Some prints have the title "Man O' War." See more »

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

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Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Written by Marvin Hatley
Played during the opening credits
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Pratfalls In The Park With Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy
31 May 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A LAUREL & HARDY Comedy Short.

Sailors Stan & Ollie, two MEN O'WAR, are on shore leave. While strolling through the park, they meet & escort two silly young women. After a financial contretemps at the soda fountain, the Boys initiate a rowdy donnybrook on the boat pond.

A hilarious little film, with a delightful sense of spontaneity, as if the performers were extemporizing much of their dialogue. This short is also refreshing in that the plot takes place entirely out of doors. Highlight: bedlam in the boat. The knickers sequence shows that this film was produced pre-Production Code. That's James Finlayson as the soda fountain/boat rental manager; Anne Cornwall & Gloria Greer as the young women; and Charlie Hall as the man in the canoe.


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