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Laughing Gravy (1931)

Passed  -  Short | Comedy  -  4 April 1931 (USA)
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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 <>

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Short | Comedy


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Release Date:

4 April 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alle Hunde lieben Stan  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System) (A Victor Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film, along with Be Big! (1931), were simultaneously produced in Spanish language versions, and the two shorts were edited together into one continuous film Los calaveras (1931). Laurel and Hardy read their lines from cue cards on which Spanish was written phonetically. At the time of early talkies, dubbing was not yet perfected. The same was done for a French language version, Les carottiers (1931). See more »


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 »


Ollie: Where are you going?
Stan: [emphatically] I'm gonna get my dog!
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Remake of Angora Love (1929) See more »


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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This is typical hilarity with pathos.
20 February 2001 | by (cambridge) – See all my reviews

I have been a huge fan of Stan and Ollie since I was a boy. This was the first film of theirs that I saw.

I have it on video now, along with many others and never tire of watching it. Every character is superb, even the dog. You really have to feel sorry for the landlord who should never had let Messrs. Laurel and Hardy stay in the first place. To be able to make a comedy as good as this with so few characters and in the one room (there are some outside shots) indicates the genius of these pair. There are few comic actors of their ilk around today. The dialogue is the king today whereas it was the visual gags that was paramount for Stan and Ollie, and that can be seen to great effect in this movie. I am no prude but vulgarity was not needed by Stan and Ollie to make you laugh, and laugh at this film you will. Sadly missed and 10 out of 10

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