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The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)

It looks like the boys won't need to fish off the end of the pier to feed themselves any longer when Stanley's rich uncle Ebenezer Laurel dies, leaving a large estate. But when he and ... See full summary »

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It looks like the boys won't need to fish off the end of the pier to feed themselves any longer when Stanley's rich uncle Ebenezer Laurel dies, leaving a large estate. But when he and Oliver arrive for the reading of the will, they learn that Ebenezer was murdered, and that Stan, along with all the other relatives, is a prime suspect. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy decided they needed a rest -- They had been out of work since 1921.

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Comedy | Short | Crime | Mystery

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6 September 1930 (USA)  »

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As Aventuras de Laurel e Hardy  »

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(Western Electric Sound System) (A Victor Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The elaborate interior sets built for this short were kept and used for future productions up through some of Hal Roach's television productions in the 1950s. See more »

Goofs

The newspaper is restored after being crumpled twice. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Didn't you once tell me that you had an uncle?
Stanley: Sure, I've got an uncle. Why?
Oliver: Now we're getting somewhere. Is he living?
Stanley: No. He fell through a trap door and broke his neck.
Oliver: Was he building a house?
Stanley: No, they were hanging him.
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Referenced in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »

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Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Written by Marvin Hatley
Played in the score
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One of their best!
7 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of my favourite's of their shorts. I actually found this short pretty creepy not only as a 8 year old but still now at 16, like the scenes with the butler and the chair. The gags are pretty good as well like the bat under the sheets. The plot involves Stan and Ollie paying a visit to the home of Stan's distant relative; the great Ebenezeer Laurel to hear the reading of his will. What they don't realise is that the Ebenezeer was murdered. At the house L&H are forced to stay by a pretty grumpy detective as he suspects one of the relatives to be responsible and the plot carries on from that. Overall a great spoof on the 'old dark house' genre and definitely a must for not only L&H fans but of the classic horror/mystery genre.


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