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 »
After getting lambasted by the Police Chief for the 42 unsolved robberies committed on his watch, Officer Kennedy bamboozles vagrants Stanley and Oliver into a plan to recover his ... See full summary »
Stanley and Oliver protest that they were only bystanders to the raid, but are hauled off to a prison labor camp anyway. They procede with their usual mayhem, Stanley getting his pick stuck... See full summary »
On their way to the train station with their wives for a vacation in Atlantic City, Stanley and Oliver get a phone call from a fellow lodge member who tells them a surprise stag party in ... See full summary »
James W. Horne,
Door-to-door greeting card salesmen Stanley and Oliver call upon Mrs. Pierre Gustave, a woman distraught over her husband's neglect. They agree to her plan to reclaim her husband's ... See full summary »
Stan and Ollie take a trip into the mountains ('the high multitude') so that Ollie can recover from gout. Bootleggers have dumped their moonshine in the well from which the boys sample ... See full summary »
Oliver's plans to marry his hefty sweetheart go awry when the girl's father gets a load of her intended groom. They then elope in a tiny car much too small for their combined dimensions, ... See full summary »
Oliver's house is in a shambles after a wild party, and his wife is due home at noon. He calls Stanley to help him fix the place up, and the typical catastrophies ensue. Somehow, however, ... See full summary »
Stanley's attempts to treat Oliver's cold include dropping a swab down his friend's throat, applying a mustard plaster to his rump, and inflating the air mattress from the gas jet until it has Oliver pressed against the ceiling.
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 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 »
Hold that while I get a chair.
[Takes tray from Stan]
No, you get the chair.
[Stan says nothing]
And don't talk back!
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One of the funniest sound effects you'll ever hear occurs in this priceless early 'talkie' from Laurel and Hardy. Pin your ears back when Stan literally "throws out the clutch" from that passenger-hating car, and Ollie responds by clobbering him with it. That, and the constant abuse dished out to grumpy Uncle Edgar's gouty foot, the childish sandwich-throwing, the irritating little dog and the brick-throwing neighbour crack me up every time. And it's still quite amazing to hear Edgar Kennedy suddenly muttering "Oh, s**t!" just before the arrival of the parson - how did nobody (least of all the censors) notice this back in the 'twenties?
Vintage Laurel and Hardy slapstick. It doesn't get much better than this.
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