In need of funds, Hardy happens to meet an old friend, now a boxing promoter, and volunteers "Battling Laurel" as the team's prizefighter, only to discover their opponent in the ring is a fearsome old nemesis.

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Stan and Ollie check into a seedy hotel and help a young girl escape the clutches of the landlord (Long). They are forced to flee the hotel with no money and Ollie arranges for Stan to fight at a local boxing hall for $50. Stan's opponent turns out to be Musgy who uses a loaded glove. During the fight the glove is swapped and Stan triumphs only to find that Ollie has bet their fee that he would lose. Written by Stephen Harrison <stephen@telos.demon.co.uk>

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In port -- Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy were just home from a whaling voyage -- Mr. Hardy shipped as head harpooner; Mr. Laurel went along as bait.

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5 March 1932 (USA)  »

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Laurel and Hardy: Any Old Port!  »

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Originally meant to be three reels, the first reel is now lost and exists only in stills. This was set aboard ship and featured James Finlayson and Tiny Sandford. See more »

Goofs

After Walter Long is hit by the weighted glove on Stan's right hand, the glove falls with Long to the boxing ring floor. But the next scene has Stan with BOTH gloves on, as the weighted glove hits the referee. See more »

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Stan: I'll go for the same meal as he is.
Lunch Wagon Owner: Okay.
Ollie: [to Stan] You cannot have a meal!
Stan: What do you mean I can't have a meal?
Ollie: Because, You gotta fight tonight.
[to the Lunch Wagon Owner]
Ollie: One order, Please!
Stan: [Whines as he got comfused] I thought you were fighting.
Ollie: NO! I am the manager, And you are the fighter!
[He leaves poor Stan sobbing and starving]
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A Whale of a Time
29 January 2010 | by (www.2020-movie-reviews.com) – See all my reviews

The boys are whaling fisherman in this one although all the action takes place on dry land. I'm probably wrong, but for the life of me I can't think of one film in which we see the two in active duty on board a ship even though the duo appeared as sailors in quite a number of pictures. They decide to board in a rundown lodging house run by a heavy-browed thug who is forcing a helpless young girl to marry him. Naturally, the boys are having none of it and help the girl to escape from her landlord's clutches. All this is really a build-up to the film's set piece: a boxing match between poor Stan and the landlord. I promise you'll never see a funnier fight than this one: for a start the landlord is twice the size of Stan.

Interestingly, the boys use one sequence in this film which they would use again in Way Out West when the landlord chases them for a key which they throw back and forth to each other in their attempts to avoid him.

The second half of this film is much funnier than the first, but it still delivers pretty solid laughs throughout…


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