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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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Complete credited cast:
Anita Garvin ...
Mrs. Laurel


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 <>

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Short | Comedy


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8 February 1930 (USA)  »

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Blotto  »

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| (1937 re-release)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


The print shown on TCM is the 1938 re-release, with production code approval on the title card, and an updated background musical score, similar to the one heard in Block-Heads (1938). See more »


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 »


Ollie: You certainly can tell good liquor when you taste it!
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Edited into La vida nocturna (1930) See more »


The Curse of an Aching Heart
(1913) (uncredited)
Music by Al Piantadosi
Lyrics by Henry Fink
Performed by Frank Holliday
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17 June 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

The boys find themselves in mischief again as Stan tries to sneak out of his house and out of the clutches of his wife to meet with Ollie. The Mrs. is smart to their plans as she then creates a wild concoction for the boys as they try to get their hands on a bottle of liquor. The boys get out safely and head for a club where the bottle would be unleashed. Even though the bottle is filled with tea and other non-alcoholic substances, that still doesn't stop the boys from causing a little mayhem. Constant laughter all the way, as only these two fellows can provide.

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