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The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Short, Crime  |  6 September 1930 (USA)
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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 ... 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

This is the first short film in which Oliver Hardy says to Stan Laurel, "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!" See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Oliver: Where were you born?
Stanley: I don't know.
Oliver: Fancy not knowing where you were born!
Stanley: Well, I was too young to remember.
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Edited into Noche de duendes (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Written by Marvin Hatley
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It Made Me Laugh
9 January 2003 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

The only problem I have with the Laurel and Hardy shorts is that the memory cheats a little , that is watching many many years after I first saw them as a child they`re not as funny as I first remembered due to the technical aspects of film making of the time . The shorts are rather stagey , slightly stilted . But if you can forgive that you`ll have no problem enjoying Stan and Ollie.

And I consider MURDER CASE to be just about the best L&H short . Classic moments are the bat hidden in the bed sheet , the picture illuminated on the wall , and the tailors dummy , scenes that had me laughing out loud. The only weak point is - as many reviewers have noted - the cop out ending which I suppose may have been fresh in 1930 but has been done to death by too many lazy writers since then


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