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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 <>

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blackmail | axe | mayor | remake | dinner party | See more »


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.


Short | Comedy






Release Date:

21 February 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chicken Come Home  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System) (A Victor Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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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 »


Ollie and his blackmailer are sitting in a desk chair by a window. When people burst into the office, the chair is now suddenly on the other side of the desk. Moments later, the chair is back again behind the desk and near the window. See more »


Mrs. Hardy: And how is Mrs. Laurel?
Stanley: Oh, Fine, Thank you.
Mrs. Hardy: I'd love to meet her sometime.
Stanley: Neither do I to.
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Edited into Politiquerías (1931) See more »


Somebody's Coming to My House
(1913) (uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Oliver Hardy
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Great movie
13 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an absolutely hilarious sketch, that ranks with Men-O-War, Another Fine Mess, Perfect Day, and Twice Two as one of the funniest shorts the duo ever did. The show starts with Oliver--a successful fertilizer magnate (with dim witted Stan in tow) who's running for mayor. When an ex-girlfriend blackmails him, picture and all it's up to Stan to save Ollie's campaign, job, and marriage. The funniest part is when Stan and Ollie are carrying the blackmailer at the end Complete with furniture fight, car destruction, and other typical antics this is a great movie. The supporting cast is also great, complete with James Finlyson as the usual butt of jokes. An excellent move that has a 100 smiles in it.

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