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 »
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
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The bungalow in front of which much of the movie was filmed was/is located on Vera Avenue in Culver City, and belonged to Baldwin Cooke, the actor who plays the Boys' next-door neighbor in the film. 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 »
[the car won't start; Stan fiddles with levers]
Take your hands off! And get out.
[the wives protest]
Oh SHUT UP!
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A superior remake of Chaplin's 'A Day's Pleasure' in sound takes the scenario to another level. Hardy is classic with his moans and groans which you couldn't hear in the silent films. Laurel is exceptionally funny when he cries and scratches his spiky hair. All of those things you could not experience with the silent films, but 'Perfect Day' was the landmark of why Laurel and Hardy were superior in sound.
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