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Another Fine Mess (1930)

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Two homeless vagabonds hide out in a vacant mansion and pose as the residents when prospective lessees arrive and try to rent it.

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Homeless, penniless and one step ahead of the police, Stanley and Oliver take refuge in the home of big-game hunter Colonel Buckshot while the owner is on safari. When Lord and Lady Plumtree call to enquire about renting the house, Oliver pretends to be Colonel Buckshot, while Stanley masquerades as both butler and maid. All goes as well as can be expected, with Lady Plumtree and Stanley, in his guise as "Agnes," engaging in girl talk, until the real Colonel Buckshot returns unexpectedly. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy have many ups and downs -- Mr. Hardy takes charge of the upping, and Mr. Laurel does most of the downing.

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29 November 1930 (USA)  »

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Dick und Doof als Wohnungsagenten  »

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(Western Electric System) (A Victor Recording)

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Trivia

The main titles for "Another Fine Mess," one of the team's earliest sound comedies, is spoken by two pretty girls in movie usher uniforms. See more »

Goofs

Lady Plumtree refers to her husband variously as "Leopold," "Ambrose," and "Leopold Ambrose" due to two different versions of the script. See more »

Quotes

Ollie: Ahhh... at last I have found it, Lord Appletree!
Lady Plumtree: PLUMtree... PLUMtree! Lord Leopold PLUMtree! Accent on the "LUM". My cahd.
[He reaches in his pocket for another card, but accidentally takes out three cards at once, which he hands to Hardy]
Ollie: [leafing through the cards and reading them off one-by-one] "Plumtree"... "Plumtree"... "Plumtree"... I am terribly sorry.
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Remake of Duck Soup (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Marvin Hatley
Played during the opening credits
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Hiding From The Law With Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy
23 May 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A LAUREL & HARDY Comedy Short.

On the run from the police, Stan & Ollie hide in a deserted mansion. But when an English nobleman appears, wanting to rent the place & meet the owner and servants, the Boys find themselves in ANOTHER FINE MESS.

A funny early talkie. Highlight: Stan's hilarious impersonation of Agnes the Maid. That's James Finlayson as Colonel Buckshot, Charles K. Gerard & Thelma Todd as Lord and Lady Plumtree.


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