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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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(Western Electric Sound System) (A Victor Recording)

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Trivia

This film was also simultaneously produced with Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, and a Spanish speaking supporting cast and released as Politiquerías (1931). Laurel and Hardy read their lines from cue cards on which Spanish was printed phonetically. At the time of early talkies, dubbing was not yet practical. See more »

Goofs

(at around 24 mins) Hardy demands that Mae Busch leave his house, he then fires a gun. As he does this look at Stan's hat - it clearly has a thin piece of string attached to the top of it which is pulled upwards as the gun is fired to give the impression that his hat flew off in comical manner as a result of the action on screen. See more »

Quotes

Stanley: Do you mind if I smoke?
Ollie's blackmailer: I don't care if you burn up!
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Featured in The Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Somebody's Coming to My House
(1913) (uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Oliver Hardy
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"Somebody's coming to my house......."
27 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

For my money this is probably my favorite of the L&H shorts (except, maybe for "Two Tars," or perhaps "County Hospital," or maybe "Helpmates," or "Another Fine Mess," or could be "Them Thar Hills"... oh well; you get the point). It's a hoot to see grandly pompous Ollie, in his run for mayor, brought low by the machinations of a former paramour from his "primrose days." Mae Busch, a stalwart regular in the L&H flicks, is wickedly wonderful as the old girlfriend. Ollie's sub rosa business with his knowing butler, good old Jimmy Finlayson, is a delight, and the comic high point - a thoroughly discomfited Ollie warbling "Somebody's Coming to My House" for his dinner guests, accompanied by his wife - as disaster approaches, is a treasure. The Boys will always live in the memory of their devoted fans, to whom they brought so much joy.


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