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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
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Harry Bernard ...
Friendly Neighbor
Baldwin Cooke ...
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Clara Guiol ...
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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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The picnic was supposed to occupy the second reel, but the gags in the preparation and departure got so involved that they filled the entire two reels. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Oliver: I oughta break your neck.
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Too Too Far From Perfect
4 August 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

'Perfect Day' is pretty much the typical Laurel and Hardy comedy with the usual slapstick and jokes. However, unlike their other works, I found 'Perfect Day' to be comparatively weak. Some of the slapstick works well but some just don't gel well and look forced. Also the repetitive 'goodbye' and other gags gets irritating. I liked the interactions with Uncle Edgar and the dog and the trouble with the car. Laurel and Hardy are good at drawing some laughter but for me it was Laurel again who steals the show. Edgar Kennedy too stands out especially when he's fighting the dog. I don't mean to make it sound as though it is a terrible film because it's not. It does have its good moments but it's far from Laurel and Hardy's best.


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