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Chickens Come Home- (1931)

Passed | | Short, Comedy | 21 February 1931 (USA)
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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This bit of Laurel and Hardy insanity may qualify as a goof as well as trivia. When Stanley arrives at the house of Ollie's Old Flame (aka Ollie's Blackmailer, played by Mae Busch) to "get her organised" (i.e., keep her busy while Ollie has his dinner party), he's wearing a heavy overcoat with a coat-hanger sticking out of the neck. This could not be a mistake, and it is there throughout the scenes in Mae's rooms. When they begin fighting and go out in the hall, just before Stan falls out the window and they go to Ollie's house for the showdown, the coathanger is no longer to be seen. Nor is it ever mentioned nor explained. See more »

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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 »

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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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Featured in The Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy (1966) See more »

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Somebody's Coming to My House
(1913) (uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Oliver Hardy
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Not politics as usual!
16 January 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

The great thing about Laurel and Hardy's movies is that they were so simple, but so damn hilarious! In "Chickens Come Home", Oliver is running for mayor, when a woman (Mae Busch) from his past shows up to blackmail him. She threatens to interrupt a party at his house. When Oliver gets Stanley to stop her...well, let's just say that it's not that easy! You can just imagine how the people behind the camera must have been cracking up watching L&H do these things right in front of them, especially the scene where they carry her (you'll see what I mean; it must have been a risqué scene for that time). A comedy classic.


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