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Perfect Day (1929)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  10 August 1929 (USA)
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Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before Stanley and Oliver and their families get into the car. First the boys get into a fight and destroy all the sandwiches. Then the car... See full summary »

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Edgar Kennedy ...
Uncle Edgar
Kay Deslys ...
Mrs. Hardy
Isabelle Keith ...
Mrs. Laurel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bernard ...
Friendly Neighbor
Baldwin Cooke ...
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Clara Guiol ...
Friendly neighbor
Lyle Tayo ...
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Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before Stanley and Oliver and their families get into the car. First the boys get into a fight and destroy all the sandwiches. Then the car itself keeps acting up, requiring repeated exits and reboardings by the boys, their wives and grouchy, gout-ridden Uncle Edgar. A brick-throwing tiff with a neighbor threatens to escalate into general mayhem until the local parson strolls by. They finally manage to get underway, steering toward an innocent-looking mud puddle in the street. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Edgar Kennedy says, "Oh, shit!" during one scene in car. See more »

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Though Stan and Ollie never do manage to fix the flat tire, it's in good condition by the end of the film. See more »

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Uncle Edgar: Oh, shit!
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A Perfect Day
21 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

Stan and Ollie decide to take their wives and their gout-ridden uncle Edgar on a picnic on a lovely Sunday afternoon. It's a good plan, but they never quite get their in this enjoyable, if slight, short.

It was refreshing to see that the new dynamics of making sound films didn't keep the boys completely studio-bound. The vast bulk of this film was shot outdoors and, as a result, doesn't suffer from the same claustrophobia as "Unaccustomed as We Are," "Berth Marks," and the upcoming "They Go Boom." The film also benefits from appearance of the always reliable Edgar Kennedy, a frequent and hilarious foil. Needless to say, his gout-ridden foot will take a great deal of abuse for the film fades out!

A nice short, reminiscent of Chaplin's "A Day's Pleasure." Not one of their classics, but well worth a look.


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