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Pardon Us (1931) Poster

(1931)

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Four foreign language versions were also shot: Sous les verrous (1931) (French), Hinter Schloss und Riegel (1931) (German), Pardon Us (1931) (Italian) and Los presidiarios (1931) or "De Bote en Bote" (Spanish) . Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy spoke their lines phonetically, and many supporting roles were recast, including Boris Karloff playing "The Tiger" in the French version.
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Several scenes were shot but deleted from the final theatrical print, which ran 56 minutes. The first ending showed the boys in gray-bearded old age reminiscing about their misadventures.
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Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's first feature-length film. Producer Hal Roach had wanted to use some of the sets left over from MGM's big-budget prison picture The Big House (1930) to do a prison-movie spoof, but discovered that it would be too expensive to make as a short subject.
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Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy spent a lot of time in jail. In addition to this film, they were jailbirds in The Second 100 Years (1927), The Hoose-Gow (1929) and The Flying Deuces (1939).
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This film was first telecast in New York City Sunday 3 October 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures.
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Hal Roach:  Marching in front of Oliver Hardy after his recapture.
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James Parrott:  Marching next to Oliver Hardy after his recapture.
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