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County Hospital (1932)

Passed  -  Short | Comedy  -  25 June 1932 (USA)
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In the hospital with a broken leg Ollie is visited by Stan, who brings him hard-boiled eggs, nuts, and total mayhem.

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The Doctor
May Wallace ...
Miss Wallace - Head Nurse
William Austin ...
Ollie's Hospital Roommate
Estelle Etterre ...
Nurse (as Belle Hare)
Lilyan Irene ...
Nurse
Dorothy Layton ...
Nurse
Sam Lufkin ...
Policeman
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Visiting Oliver in the hospital where he's recovering from a broken leg, Stanley wreaks havoc on both his friend (getting Oliver strung up from the ceiling by his cast-encased leg) as well as the doctor, who winds up dangling out the window. After they're ordered out, Stanley tries to drive Oliver home, unaware that he's just accidentally injected himself with a powerful sedative. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Mr. Hardy fell on his leg and was laid up for two moths. Mr. Laurel fell on his head and hadn't felt better in years.

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Short | Comedy

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25 June 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Estado Grave  »

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(Western Electric System)

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Oliver: [seeing that Stan has brought him a present] What have you got there?
Stanley: I brought you some hardboiled eggs and some nuts.
Oliver: Now, you I can't eat hardboiled eggs and nuts. If you wanted to bring me something, why didn't you bring me candy?
Stanley: They cost too much.
Oliver: What does that got to do with it?
Stanley: You didn't pay me for the last box I brought you.
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The original MGM credits were replaced around 1937 for a reissue in which the names of the director and others were removed. The Film Classics reissue, based on the 1937 reissue (and issued on DVD), removed all references to MGM although the opening lion can still be heard on the soundtrack. See more »

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Hospital Fun With Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy
16 March 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A LAUREL & HARDY Comedy Short. Ollie is blissfully relaxing in the COUNTY HOSPITAL with unspecified problems with his right leg. His peace is shattered when Stan arrives for a visit. After innocently proceeding to wreck the room & nearly killing the doctor, Stan sits on a hypodermic full of sleeping medication. He then attempts to drive Ollie home (he's been thrown out by the infuriated doctor). Chaos ensues as sleepy Stanley proceeds down a very busy city street.

A fine little film, though not in the same class as the Boy's classics. One has to wonder - again - how Ollie could engage in such rough physical comedy without breaking his neck. That's Billy Gilbert as the harassed & harried doctor.


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