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Release Date:
26 April 1930 (USA) See more »
The freezing winter of '29 will long be remembered- Mr. Hardy's nose was so blue, Mr. Laurel shot it for a jay-bird.
In the dead of winter, street musicians Stanley and Oliver aren't getting much business in a run-down neighborhood... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Quite enjoyable short, although second half is better than the first See more (22 total) »


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Stan Laurel ... Stan

Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bobby Burns ... 'Blind' Man / Deadbeat Diner (uncredited)
Baldwin Cooke ... Man at Window (uncredited)
Kay Deslys ... Woman at Window (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ... Annoyed Shopkeeper Throwing Snowball (uncredited)
Jack Hill ... Busboy (uncredited)
Frank Holliday ... Policeman (uncredited)
Charles McMurphy ... Extra in Restaurant (uncredited)
Bob O'Connor ... Extra in Restaurant (uncredited)
Retta Palmer ... Woman Leaving Window (uncredited)
Blanche Payson ... Formidable Woman (uncredited)
Tiny Sandford ... Pete (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Extra in Restaurant (uncredited)
Lyle Tayo ... Woman at Window Tossing the Boys a Dollar (uncredited)
Leo Willis ... Crook (uncredited)

Directed by
James Parrott 
Writing credits
H.M. Walker (dialogue)

Nat Hoffberg  titles (uncredited)
Leo McCarey  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer
Cinematography by
George Stevens (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier (edited by) (as Richard Currier)
Casting by
Jack Roach (uncredited)
Sound Department
Elmer Raguse .... recording engineer
Music Department
William Axt .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Sam Grossman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Marvin Hatley .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Maude Nugent .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Hal Roach .... presenter
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
20 min | Argentina:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (A Victor Recording)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

The initials on the stolen wallet are "FH." These are the initials of the actor playing the part of the policeman whose wallet is missing.See more »
Continuity: When the two take off running with the wallet, Hardy has it. After they crash into the cop, Laurel suddenly has it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Alternate language version of Tiembla y Titubea (1930)See more »
In the Good Old SummertimeSee more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Quite enjoyable short, although second half is better than the first, 16 July 2003
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Laurel and Hardy are busking on the cold streets during the cruel winter of 1929. They are making very little money out of it but there luck appears to change when they find a wallet loaded with cash. A thief tries to steal it from them but a kind policeman helps them out. In return for his help the duo take him for a big steak lunch.

This film starts quite well with the duo out in the cold playing music for cash. However the jokes are repeated even if a quite short period of time and this causes it to stall a little early on. The latter stages are funny and (although it is quite obvious) I didn't see the ending coming quite like it did! The snowball fights are amusing but just do go on for too long in my opinion.

The cast are good and feature quite a few Laurel and Hardy regulars. Laurel and Hardy themselves are good but Hardy overdoes his `looks to camera' by wasting them on minor things rather than holding them back for the bigger laughs. Laurel is good but has less to do.

Overall this is an enjoyable short in two parts – both of which are funny albeit one is easier to enjoy than the other.

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