In the dead of winter, street musicians Stanley and Oliver aren't getting much business in a run-down neighborhood, and then their instruments are smashed in a run-in with a formidable ... 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 »
Ollie is running for mayor when an old flame (Mae Busch) tries to blackmail him with a old photo ('just the same old apple-cheeked boy'). Stan's attempts to help Ollie keep the blackmailer ... 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 »
Stan and Ollie are down on their luck and beg at an old lady's house for food. While they are eating they overhear a villainous landlord (Finlayson) threatening to evict her if she does not... 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,
Jilted by his girlfriend, "Jeanie-Weenie," Oliver joins the Foreign Legion to forget, bringing Stanley along with him. They wilt under the scorching desert sun and under the harsh ... See full summary »
Oliver's in trouble with his wife after missing a payment on their furniture, having given the money to Stanley, who used it instead to pay Mrs. Hardy for his room and board. While doing ... 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 »
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
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Lady Plumtree refers to her husband variously as "Leopold," "Ambrose," and "Leopold Ambrose" due to two different versions of the script. See more »
Lord Leopold Plumtree:
[shaking his hand in surprise and pain after the brace holding up the lid of the piano vibrates loose and the lid falls shut and pinches Lord Plumtree's finger]
Oh, I say! I SAY!
Oh, I beg your pardon, Lord Figtree!
Lord Leopold Plumtree:
'PLUMtree!' 'PLUMtree'! Lord Leopold 'Plumtree'!
[He hands Hardy another card]
Ah, a thousand pardons - - my mistake!
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Absurdly inspired detail makes this film hilarious.
One of the better films of the talkie era, this short, based around the earlier pre-teaming Laurel & Hardy classic 'Duck Soup' flows well with Stan constantly having to switch his disguise back and forth between butler and maid.
It's attention to detail that makes this film so funny. The ridiculous guffawing Lord Plumtree, the timely return of Colonel Buckshot (James Finlayson) who is a step ahead of his imposter (Oliver Hardy), and the totally bizarre pantomime-whatever-it-is ending which, as the audience returns to reality, leaves an impression which makes them say "What in the name of sanity was that?!!". A hilarious film. 8/10.
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