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Blotto (1930)

Passed  |   |  Short, Comedy  |  8 February 1930 (USA)
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Stan fakes receiving a telegram so he can go to a club with Ollie and a bottle of his unsuspecting wife's liquor, but she overhears his plans.

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Stan purloins his wife's secret bottle of liquor to have a wild night out at the Rainbow Club with Ollie. However Mrs Laurel has replaced the booze with a noxious mixture of cold tea, mustard power and other hot ingredients. This doesn't prevent the boys from getting tipsy on the contents! Written by Stephen Harrison <stephen@telos.demon.co.uk>

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Short | Comedy

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Angeheitert  »

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| (1937 re-release)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The number Oliver Hardy calls to reach Stan Laurel (OXford-0614) was Laurel's real phone number. See more »

Goofs

From where they were standing, it would have been impossible for the laughing crowd to have actually seen Ollie at the phone booth. See more »

Quotes

Stan: [amidst laughing hysterically, sees his wife at another table] We drank your liquor!
Mrs. Laurel: That wasn't liqour; it was cold tea!
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Music by Al Piantadosi
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Laurel & Hardy without a story
27 August 2004 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a nice Laurel & Hardy short film, although you can not say there is a story. Laurel is married and wants to go out but his wife forbids him. Hardy calls Laurel a couple of times and after a while he speaks to Laurel's wife. She is nice instead of angry but has a plan of her own. She pretends to be in the kitchen while Laurel is talking but she also grabs a phone and learns about a plan the men have. This is the first part of the short.

The second part is the actual plan of Laurel & Hardy. They are on a night out but they have brought their own bottle of liquor. What happens there with the wife who knows where they are and their own bottle of liquor I will not reveal but it is a nice piece of comedy.

Maybe the premise doesn't sound very good, but there are a lot of laughs here. Especially Stanley Laurel is great and he manages to get a smile out of the most simple situations. Still, this is definitely not one of their best. Because it has no story it gets a little boring. Fortunately the final moment is hilarious and makes sure you will enjoy this short film from start to finish.


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