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Blotto (1930)

Passed | | Short, Comedy | 8 February 1930 (USA)
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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| (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

Ollie: Oh, say, do you know where we can get a bottle?
Stan: Yeah, my wife's got one. She's been savin' it since prohibition.
Ollie: Won't she miss it?
Stan: No, I'll blame it on the iceman.
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Referenced in The Devil's Brother (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

The Curse of an Aching Heart
(1913) (uncredited)
Music by Al Piantadosi
Lyrics by Henry Fink
Performed by Frank Holliday
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Funny Despite The Weak Material
3 August 2003 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Oliver and Stan steal a bottle of booze from Stan`s wife and depart to a speak easy .

There that`s the plot . No seriously that`s the entire plot and it should have been awful but I spent most of the film with an amused grin on my face because it`s a show case for the infectious mirth making slapstick of the greatest comedy duo who ever lived or will ever live . There`s no reason why anyone should laugh at Stan passing a bottle to Oliver , or Stan putting an ice bucket on his head but I laughed out loud . Imagine if Jim Carrey and Chris Rock made a film where they bought some crack and decided to smoke it at an illegal drugs den ? It`s with a premise like that you really do appreciate the talents of Laurel and Hardy


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