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Towed in a Hole (1932)

Passed  -  Comedy | Short  -  31 December 1932 (USA)
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Although they are successful fishmongers, Stan convinces Ollie that they should become fishermen too, but making a boat seaworthy is an easy task.

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Laurel and Hardy are in the fish business. They drive around town seeing if they can sell any. Stan suggests they catch their own fish and could keep all the profits when selling them to people. Ollie likes the idea so they buy a boat at the junk yard and try, sometimes unsuccessfully, to fix it up. When the boat is finally fixed up, the whole operation goes south. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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31 December 1932 (USA)  »

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Barqueiro de Voga  »

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Other than a very brief appearance by Billy Gilbert, Laurel and Hardy are the only characters in the film. See more »

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When Stan is sawing the mast, the sawing sound is slower from inside the boat than the fast sawing sound from the outside shot of Ollie up painting the mast. See more »

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Stanley: [Seeing Ollie covered with paint] What did you put that stuff on your face for?
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Fish for Sale
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Sung by Oliver Hardy
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Silly but also very funny
4 August 1999 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is probably my all time fav. L&H short. right from the start with the call of 'Fresh Fish' (toot), this is a 'hoot'. As always, Stan has an idea this time expressed as only Stan can. 'If we had a boat .....'. The bit that makes me howl is when Olly is painting the rudder and Stan is scrubbing the deck and finds the tiller in the way. The pause before 'what did you put that stuff on your face for' is agony!. As for Stan's method of getting his head out from behind the mast... See this one now.


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