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Be Big! (1931)

Passed  -  Short | Comedy  -  7 February 1931 (USA)
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On their way to the train station with their wives for a vacation in Atlantic City, Stanley and Oliver get a phone call from a fellow lodge member who tells them a surprise stag party in ... See full summary »

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On their way to the train station with their wives for a vacation in Atlantic City, Stanley and Oliver get a phone call from a fellow lodge member who tells them a surprise stag party in their honor is being held that evening. Oliver feigns illness to get out of the trip, and the wives head off to the train station by themselves. Stanley's attempts to help Oliver get into his lodge uniform turn into a series of disasters. Meanwhile, the wives miss the last train and, returning to discover the deception, come after their husbands with shotguns. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Mr. Hardy is a man of great care, caution and discretion. Mr. Laurel was married too.

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7 February 1931 (USA)  »

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This was Anita Garvin's second appearance as the high strung bossy Mrs. Laurel. Her first time in the role had been in Blotto (1930). See more »

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Cookie: No man is bigger than the excuses he makes to his wife. So... BE BIG.
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Alternate-language version of Les carottiers (1931) See more »

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A-Hunting We Will Go
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Sung by the men at Baldwin Cookes place
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Remember: BE BIG
10 August 2003 | by (Amsterdam, Holland) – See all my reviews

"Be Big" is one of the better short slapstick movies that the legendary couple made.Like always the story is not as important as the many jokes and visual expressions. The phone and doorbell of Hardy is hilarious as well as the doorbell of Laurel. Still,the biggest laughs come after the wives have left and when Ollie & Stan put on their boots for the club.These scenes are,although sometimes a bit long,really funny.

Of course it ends all wrong,but that is typical for these short features.A very nice piece of work. 9/10


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