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Their First Mistake (1932)

Passed  -  Comedy | Short  -  5 November 1932 (USA)
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Mrs. Hardy is irate that her husband Oliver spends more time with his friend Stanley than with her. Oliver decides to adopt a baby, hoping that it will keep his wife occupied so that he and... See full summary »

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Mrs. Hardy is irate that her husband Oliver spends more time with his friend Stanley than with her. Oliver decides to adopt a baby, hoping that it will keep his wife occupied so that he and Stanley can continue to carouse. But upon returning home with the infant, they find a process server with a divorce summons, and spend a sleepless night caring for the squalling baby. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Mr. Hardy was married. Mr. Laurel was unhappy too.

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Comedy | Short

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5 November 1932 (USA)  »

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The film was originally to have ended with Mrs. Hardy coming home with yet another adopted baby for Ollie to parent. See more »

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Stanley: Well, I'll be seeing you.
Oliver: Where are you going?
Stanley: Just going down...
Oliver: Well you can't leave me alone here with this child.
Stanley: Why?
Oliver: Why? Well you're just as much responsible for it as I am.
Stanley: What have I got to do with it?
Oliver: What have you got to do with it? What have YOU got to do with it? Why you were the one who wanted me to have a baby, and now that you've gotten me into this trouble, you want to walk out and leave me flat.
Stanley: But I don't know anything about babies.
Oliver: Well you should have thought of that ...
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Stan and Ollie are left holding the baby
27 June 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

Their First Mistake is the one where Stan and Ollie adapted a baby after Mrs Hardy says Ollie don't spend much time with her, choosing to spend it with Stan instead. When they Stan and Ollie get back, they find Mrs Hardy has left without warning and has filed for divorce. With this happening, they are lumbered with the baby and chaos ensures.

This short has a little more drama than some of the others I have seen and the funniest part is where Ollie trips over the cable for the lamp not once but twice! We also see Stan drinking out of the baby's bottle, Ollie not knowing it's him and not the baby.

Although not the funniest of their shorts, Their First Mistake certainly has its moments and is a must for any Laurel and Hardy fan.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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