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 »
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 "rejuvination formula." Cackling with glee, the Professor demonstrates his success for the boys, dropping a duckling into the vat and winding up with an egg. There's a somewhat different type of regression, however, when Stanley accidentally knocks Oliver into the formula. Written by
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A different ending was planned but then discarded. Originally all three fell into the pool (Laurel, Hardy and the professor) and came out as chimpanzees. See more »
[indicating a framed painting of a lake scene]
That's a pretty picture, isn't it?
[with restrained disgust, but trying to be good-natured]
I wonder where it is?
I think it's Rio Hondo.
[distracted by looking at the picture, he absent-mindedly loosens his grip on the tarp he's holding, allowing it to slip out of his hands and down onto the floor]
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Gravity has seldom been funnier-one of their best!
You have a pretty good idea early on that the laws of gravity will be having their way with Ollie. On the roof cleaning a chimney? You bet.
After a number of falls Ollie does a big one landing on a glass greenhouse and lies on his back with rubble covering his body. It is shot from Stan's point of view on the roof. Rather than be angry and admonishing Stan for causing his fall, Ollie looks up from the rubble and calmly asks Stan "Would you mind going to the front door and letting me in?" This is the kind of character driven comedy you just do not see anymore. No one has been able to even equal them. They really were the inventors of situation comedy.
This is one of their best. Treat yourself to the originators of screen comedy.
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