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Scram! (1932)

Passed  -  Comedy | Short  -  10 September 1932 (USA)
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Ordered out of town by angry Judge Beaumont, vagrants Stanley and Oliver meet a congenial drunk who invites them to stay at his luxurious mansion. The drunk can't find his key, but the boys... See full summary »

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Judge Beaumont
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Drunk (as Arthur Houseman)
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Mrs. Beaumont (as Vivian Oakland)
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Storyline

Ordered out of town by angry Judge Beaumont, vagrants Stanley and Oliver meet a congenial drunk who invites them to stay at his luxurious mansion. The drunk can't find his key, but the boys find a way in, sending the surprised woman inside into a faint. They revive her with what they think is water, but is actually gin, and all get tipsy in the process. Outside, the drunk realizes he's at the wrong house and stumbles off. Eventually, the real homeowner arrives, none other than Judge Beaumont. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Comedy | Short

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10 September 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ayuda al prójimo  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Laurel is seen smoking a cigar before he lights it. See more »

Quotes

Judge: How do you plead?
Oliver: Not guilty.
Judge: On what grounds?
Stanley Laurel: We weren't on the ground - we were sleeping on a park bench.
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Connections

Edited into Dance of the Cookoos (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
(uncredited)
Traditional
Partially Sung a cappella by Arthur Housman
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Everyone is funny in one of the pair's very best shorts
28 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen all the films of L & H sometimes over and over. There are some weak shorts, but this is the one I keep coming back to to watch repeatedly. It is, in MHO, one of a handful of the best of their work in shorts.

It is brilliantly planned, masterfully timed, perfectly acted, and expertly edited. I often tell folks who are not familiar with the boys to watch this one as their introduction to the boys. It is THAT funny.

One of my favorite things about it is watching perpetually drunk Arthur Houseman utter what appear to be ad-libs that almost crack up Stan and Babe.

The boys have stood up Arthur and are going through his pockets trying to find the key to his house. He has a lot of pockets to go through. After a moment he tells Ollie, "Someday I'm gonna have all my pockets indexed." Cracks me up every time.

Vivian Okland is unforgettable as the judge's wife.

It was a sign of the boys generosity as actors that allows supporting players to get as many laughs as they get. They are the stars but not the only funny people in this.


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