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The Chimp (1932)

Passed  -  Short | Comedy  -  21 May 1932 (USA)
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Two bumbling circus performers inadvertently help drive the circus into ruin and then end up in possession of a flea circus and an oversized chimp.

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In lieu of back wages, the defunct circus that Stanley and Oliver have been working for pay them off with a flea circus and a trained chimpanzee named "Ethel." Unfortunately, that's also the name of their landlord's wife, and after the boys sneak the ape into their room, the jealous man draws some unfortunate conclusions when he overhears Oliver ordering Ethel to "come to bed." Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Mr. Hardy's aesthetic nature thrilled at the beauties of circus life-Mr. Laurel never got any further than the monkey cage.

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Short | Comedy

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21 May 1932 (USA)  »

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Il circo รจ fallito  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Stan calls the escaped circus lion "MGM", a comic reference to the lion that introduced the Metro-Goldwyn Mayer movies. Hal Roach distributed the Laurel and Hardy films at this time through MGM. See more »

Goofs

The picture of "Ethel" the landlord is holding, and the actress portraying her are two different people. See more »

Quotes

intertitle: The night was dark - They usually are.
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Connections

Spoofs The Champ (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
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a guy in an ape suit,...nuff said?!
24 May 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I love Laurel and Hardy movies, so keep this in mind before you read this mediocre review. Don't just assume I can't stand their movies! Stan and Ollie are stuck with taking care of a guy in a cheap ape costume--though in the movie, the ape is SUPPOSED to be real. Okay. Well, to me it just looks like a guy in a cheap ape costume and I HATE when movies put people in crappy ape costumes. It never looks real and the plots, as in this film, are really corny and impossible to believe. In this case, it's a female ape (it really does NOT look like an orangutan, chimp OR gorilla) and it is in love with Stanley. Not only is this extremely contrived, but it's really nasty as well.

The final verdict--stick with Laurel and Hardy, not "Laurel and Hardy and guy in crappy ape costume".


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