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 »
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 »
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 »
Stan and Ollie give evidence which convicts vicious gangster Butch. They plan to leave town and advertise for a traveling companion to share expenses. Butch's girl replies to the advert and... See full summary »
A gruff sea captain, who absolutely detests the word "ghost," is having trouble manning his ship because of the rumor it's...well...haunted. He inveigles Stanley and Oliver into helping him... 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 »
After getting lambasted by the Police Chief for the 42 unsolved robberies committed on his watch, Officer Kennedy bamboozles vagrants Stanley and Oliver into a plan to recover his ... See full summary »
Barbershop owners Stanley and Oliver both answer a personal ad from a rich widow seeking a husband. Oliver hides Stanley's reply and mails just his own. When Oliver receives a proposal of ... See full summary »
Oliver's in trouble with his wife after missing a payment on their furniture, having given the money to Stanley, who used it instead to pay Mrs. Hardy for his room and board. While doing ... 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 »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The film was originally to have ended with Mrs. Hardy coming home with yet another adopted baby for Ollie to parent. See more »
Well, I'll be seeing you.
Where are you going?
Just going down...
Well you can't leave me alone here with this child.
Why? Well you're just as much responsible for it as I am.
What have I got to do with it?
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.
But I don't know anything about babies.
Well you should have thought of that ...
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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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