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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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Credited cast:
Edgar Kennedy ...
Uncle Edgar
Kay Deslys ...
Mrs. Hardy
Isabelle Keith ...
Mrs. Laurel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bernard ...
Friendly Neighbor
Baldwin Cooke ...
Next-door Neighbor
Clara Guiol ...
Friendly neighbor
Lyle Tayo ...
Next-door neighbor


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 <>

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10 August 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Delícias de um Automobilista  »

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(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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The version presently available is a late 1930's re-release with background music from the Block-Heads period added throughout. It's also been visually converted from its original taller, narrower 1.20:1 early sound ratio to the 1.33:1 standard ratio, so that tops of heads get chopped off in several sequences. See more »


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 »


Uncle Edgar: [gestures to gouted foot] I got a picnic of my own right here.
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Featured in The Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy (1966) See more »

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Good Variety of Slapstick Material
10 July 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This Laurel & Hardy short feature has quite a variety of slapstick material. Most of it is rough physical humor - such as sore feet getting trodden upon and bricks being thrown through windows - but there are plenty of different, funny gags with a couple of subtle ones thrown in. Stan and Ollie are planning on taking their wives and their uncle (Edgar Kennedy) for a nice peaceful picnic, a "Perfect Day". They encounter difficulties even before getting out the door, and once they get into the car, the real chaos starts. Stanley has a very funny bit trying to change a tire, and there is a nicely done subtle joke when, in the midst of a heated 'tit-for-tat' battle with a neighbor, everyone suddenly jumps up and runs inside - what did they see? "Perfect Day" is a good comedy and worth a look.

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