Stanley and Oliver are mousetrap salesmen hoping to strike it rich in Switzerland, but get swindled out of all their money by a cheesemaker. While working off their hotel debt, Oliver falls... See full summary »
Stan and Ollie take a trip into the mountains ('the high multitude') so that Ollie can recover from gout. Bootleggers have dumped their moonshine in the well from which the boys sample ... See full summary »
Oliver's house is in a shambles after a wild party, and his wife is due home at noon. He calls Stanley to help him fix the place up, and the typical catastrophies ensue. Somehow, however, ... See full summary »
Chimney sweeps Stanley and Oliver go about their job, reducing Professor Noodle's living room to a shambles in the process, while the mad doctor works in his laboratory perfecting his "... See full summary »
Stanley and Oliver protest that they were only bystanders to the raid, but are hauled off to a prison labor camp anyway. They procede with their usual mayhem, Stanley getting his pick stuck... See full summary »
Ollie is running for mayor when an old flame (Mae Busch) tries to blackmail him with a old photo ('just the same old apple-cheeked boy'). Stan's attempts to help Ollie keep the blackmailer ... See full summary »
Stanley's attempts to treat Oliver's cold include dropping a swab down his friend's throat, applying a mustard plaster to his rump, and inflating the air mattress from the gas jet until it has Oliver pressed against the ceiling.
Brain specialist Oliver and his secretary Stanley bicker over listening in on each other's phone calls. Nevertheless, plans procede to celebrate the anniversary of their weddings to each ... See full summary »
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
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[seeing that Stan has brought him a present]
What have you got there?
I brought you some hardboiled eggs and some nuts.
Now, you I can't eat hardboiled eggs and nuts. If you wanted to bring me something, why didn't you bring me candy?
They cost too much.
What does that got to do with it?
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 »
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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