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Come Clean (1931)

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The Hardys, hoping to avoid having the Laurels drop in and spoil their quiet evening, pretend not to be home when the couple inevitably call. But their subterfuge is discovered, and to make... See full summary »

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The Hardys, hoping to avoid having the Laurels drop in and spoil their quiet evening, pretend not to be home when the couple inevitably call. But their subterfuge is discovered, and to make the best of it, Stanley and Oliver go out to buy ice cream. On the way, they spot Kate, a woman wanted by the police, jump in the river. They save her, only to have her blackmail them into supporting her, or else she'll claim they tried to kill her. Back home, troubles ensue when the boys try to keep their wives from learning what they've brought home instead of ice cream. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Mr. Hardy holds that every husband should tell his wife the whole truth- Mr. Laurel is crazy too. See more »

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19 September 1931 (USA)  »

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El canelo  »

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Trivia

The final, posthumous screen appearance of Mexican-American actress Linda Loredo. See more »

Goofs

When Stan signs his name on the note look carefully on the door. You can see a marking which bears a similar resemblance, which would indicate a previous take. See more »

Quotes

Ice Cream Attendant: What can I do for you?
Oliver: We'd like a quart of your best ice cream.
Ice Cream Attendant: Yes, sir. What flavour?
Oliver: What flavours have you?
Ice Cream Attendant: Strawberry, Pineapple and Vanilla.
Oliver: [To Stanley] What Flavour do you want?
Stanley: I'll have chocolate
Ice Cream Attendant: I'm sorry, but we're out of chocolate.
Stanley: Have you any mustachio?
Ice Cream Attendant: No, we're out of mustachio.
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"Here's Another Nice Mess I've Gotten You Into!"
20 July 2009 | by (www.moviemoviesite.com) – See all my reviews

Laurel & Hardy return to a favourite plot device - that of blackmail - in this reasonably funny short. They save the life of a woman attempting to drown herself and are rewarded by having her threatening to have them arrested for attacking her if they don't take her home with them. Of course, being Stan & Ollie, this is what they do - with typically riotous results as they try to conceal her from their wives.

This one has a couple of classic moments: the encounter with the ice cream salesman in which Stan wants mustachio with his chocolate ice cream, and the boy's noisy attempts to cover the music blaring from another room by banging their crockery and singing at the tops of their voices. Not quite vintage Laurel & Hardy but still extremely funny.


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