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Laughing Gravy (1931)

Passed | | Short, Comedy | 4 April 1931 (USA)
Stan and Ollie try to hide their pet dog Laughing Gravy from their exasperated, mean tempered landlord, who has a "No Pets" policy.

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Stanley and Oliver try unsuccessfully to keep their pet dog, "Laughing Gravy" hidden from their grumpy landlord, who throws the pooch out into the snow. The rescue and further attempts to hide the dog result in mayhem, which is interrupted by the arrival of a registered letter informing Stanley that he's inherited a fortune from his rich uncle. There's one catch, though: he has to renounce his friendship with Oliver, who the uncle characterizes as a "nitwit." Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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4 April 1931 (USA)  »

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Alle Hunde lieben Stan  »

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(Western Electric Sound System) (A Victor Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"Laughing Gravy" was the actual name of the little dog. It made numerous appearances in Hal Roach productions. See more »

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When the boys are on the snow-covered roof, something gets Laughing Gravy's attention and he walks off the set-up out of camera range. After a brief cutaway to Charlie Hall, he's back right next to the boys. See more »

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Ollie: Where are you going?
Stan: [emphatically] I'm gonna get my dog!
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You'll Be Sorry Just Too Late
(1907) (uncredited)
Written by Billy Gaston
Sung a cappella by Oliver Hardy in the three-reel version
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Archetypal Laurel and Hardy comedy
26 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

LAUGHING GRAVY

Aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Sound format: Mono

(Black and white - Short film)

During a heavy blizzard, boarding-house tenants Stan 'n' Ollie hide their dog from an unsympathetic landlord (Charley Hall) who threatens to evict them if they don't follow the rules. Chaos ensues...

Archetypal L&H comedy, played and filmed to perfection, as the boys' efforts to protect 'Laughing Gravy' meet with disaster at every turn. Ollie's attempts to get back into the house without being noticed by the sleeping landlord is only one of the film's many highlights, leading to a precarious rooftop episode (!) and a series of blunders and disasters. Fine comic timing, excellent set-pieces, great fun. Directed with typical gusto by L&H regular James W. Horne.

The film exists in three separate versions: It played theatrically as a two-reeler, following the elimination of a third reel in which Stan comes into an unexpected inheritance. This material has since been restored to a second version which omits the original's ending. A third edition - which appears to exist only in colorized form - contains ALL extant material, including the inheritance AND the original ending.


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