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Pardon Us (1931) Poster

(1931)

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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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Four foreign language versions were also shot: Sous les verrous (1931) (French), Hinter Schloss und Riegel (1931) (German), Muraglie (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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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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