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They Go Boom! (1929)

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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.

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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.

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Mr. Hardy had the sniffles- his carburetor hadn't been right for days and days.

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21 September 1929 (USA)  »

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Companheiros de Quatro  »

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For many years this was available only as a silent film. One of the Vitaphone discs was finally discovered and the sound version has now been restored. See more »

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The opening intertitle sets the time of the action as 3 a.m., yet the shots of the alarm clock show the time as 2 a.m. See more »

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Another weak early talkie
22 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

Ollie has a late night cold and Stan tries to help him get over it, much to the annoyance of the irritable landlord.

I am endeavoring to work my way through the new release of "The Essential Laurel & Hardy" which finally gives the boys the DVD treatment they deserve in the United States. I have seen all of their films many times over the years, but now I have the opportunity to finally watch them in chronological order. That, perhaps, was not a wise choice. I always found a number of their early talkies weak, and I regret having to report that here in my reviews. "They Go Boom" is another example. The staging of the film feels claustrophobic, and the situation simply doesn't offer enough opportunities for comic inventiveness. There are some good moments scattered throughout, but it overall concept is better executed later in the film "Laughing Gravy."

Not a classic. For fans only.


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