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Chickens Come Home- (1931)

Passed  -  Short | Comedy  -  21 February 1931 (USA)
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Ollie is running for mayor when an old flame (Mae Busch) tries to blackmail him with a old photo ('just the same old apple-cheeked boy'). Stan's attempts to help Ollie keep the blackmailer ... See full summary »

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Ollie is running for mayor when an old flame (Mae Busch) tries to blackmail him with a old photo ('just the same old apple-cheeked boy'). Stan's attempts to help Ollie keep the blackmailer at bay incur the wrath of the shrewish Mrs Laurel who takes her revenge with an axe. Written by Stephen Harrison <stephen@telos.demon.co.uk>

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Every man has a past - With some little "Indiscretion" he would like to bury. Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy have thirty or forty they would like to cremate.

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21 February 1931 (USA)  »

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Chicken Come Home  »

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'Chickens Come Home' is a "three-reel' sound remake of the two-reel silent, 'Love 'Em And Weep' from 1927, which was also made at the Hal Roach Studios. Oliver Hardy (who had a bit part as a judge in the silent) plays the featured part, which was originally played by James Finlayson in the silent version. Finlayson is relegated to the small part of the butler in the sound version. Stan Laurel and Mae Busch play the same parts in both films. See more »

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Just before the end as the boys are in the process of trying to sneak Mae Busch out of the house the light colored strap on her gown breaks and she can be seen holding her top up with her left hand. See more »

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Ollie's blackmailer: Give me that key!
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Somebody's Coming to My House
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Blackmailing Business With Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy
8 April 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A LAUREL & HARDY Comedy Short.

It's CHICKENS COME HOME to roost when a crazy lady from Ollie's past shows up to blackmail him just as he is to receive the nomination for mayor. When she threatens to disrupt a dinner party at his home, Ollie sends Stan to distract her. That's when the trouble really starts...

This is a hilarious little film, with the Boys & Mae Busch, as the frantic female, at their best. Lots of laughs. That's Thelma Todd as Mrs. Hardy, Norma Drew as Mrs. Laurel, Patsy O'Byrne as the busybody & the long-suffering James Finlayson as Ollie's butler.


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