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Night Owls (1930)

Passed  |   |  Short, Comedy  |  4 January 1930 (USA)
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After getting lambasted by the Police Chief for the 42 unsolved robberies committed on his watch, Officer Kennedy bamboozles vagrants Stanley and Oliver into a plan to recover his ... See full summary »

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Edgar Kennedy ...
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Storyline

After getting lambasted by the Police Chief for the 42 unsolved robberies committed on his watch, Officer Kennedy bamboozles vagrants Stanley and Oliver into a plan to recover his reputation, in exchange for not jailing them for sleeping on park benches. Kennedy sets them to burgling the Police Chief's own house, planning to arrest them in front of his boss, and later "fixing it" for the boys. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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4 January 1930 (USA)  »

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Dick und Doof als Einbrecher  »

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(Western Electric System) (A Victor Recording)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

When Laurel and Hardy toured British music halls in the 1950s, Laurel reworked the plot of this short into a stage sketch titled "A Spot of Trouble". See more »

Goofs

James Finlayson rolls down the stairs breaking a vase at the bottom, the vase is intact a few scenes later. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: [to Laurel in a bitter tone] Will you pass me the hammer, PLEASE?
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Laurel & Hardy are the worst burglars ever
17 April 2004 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Stan Laurel makes most of the gags in 'Night Owls' work. In this comedy short a police officer (Edgar Kennedy) will be fired when he screws up one more time. He finds Laurel & Hardy sleeping on a bench in a public park. They have a choice. They can spend some time in jail or help the police officer. He wants them to break in with his chief. He will save the day and the chief will like him again.

The short, with sound, shows us Laurel & Hardy as burglars most of the time. They must be the worst burglars ever. They enter the house over and over again but they also manage to lock themselves out every single time. We have some laughs, all because of Laurel. Although this is definitely not the best Laurel & Hardy comedy short, it is another fine little movie.


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