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 »
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
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Terrific L&H film is one of their best IMO. A relative of Laurel dies so the boys go to a creepy old house for the will reading. Once there they are forced to stay the night when all hell breaks loose. This is a perfect send up of all the "old dark house" films of the era. This one here is so well made that it actually works better than the majority of the films it's spoofing. The highlight is the ghost bat chasing Hardy throughout the house.
Hardy: Is your uncle alive?
Laurel: Nope, he died of a broken neck. Fell through a trap door.
Hardy: Was he building a house?
Laurel: No, they were hanging him.
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