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Me and My Pal (1933)

Passed  -  Short | Comedy  -  22 April 1933 (USA)
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It's the morning of Oliver's wedding to oil baron Peter Cucumber's daughter. While waiting for the taxi to take them to the ceremony, Oliver and his best man Stanley become absorbed in a ... See full summary »

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Storyline

It's the morning of Oliver's wedding to oil baron Peter Cucumber's daughter. While waiting for the taxi to take them to the ceremony, Oliver and his best man Stanley become absorbed in a jigsaw puzzle, Stanley's wedding present. Eventually the taxi driver, the butler, a policeman and a messenger boy all get involved with the puzzle, while Cucumber fumes as he awaits the long-overdue groom. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Short | Comedy

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22 April 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dick & Doof als Mitgiftjäger  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The voice on the radio is performed by Frank Terry. He is also on screen playing Hives, Mr.Hardy's butler. See more »

Quotes

Policeman: There's a piece missing out of that puzzle and nobody leaves this place 'til we find it.
Peter Cucumber: What has that got to do with me?
Policeman: You're going to be searched.
Oliver: You don't understand, sir, that's Mr. Peter Cucumber. The big oil magnate.
Policeman: I don't care if he's Mr. Dill Pickle, he's going to be searched!
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Connections

Featured in The Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played by the band at the wedding
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Simple story, but funny
5 July 2005 | by (Seinäjoki, Finland) – See all my reviews

What kind of present would Stanley buy to Ollie, who will soon get married? He would probably buy something very important, like a jig-saw puzzle. The puzzle would be a great present, because if Ollie is married he and Stan could not go out anymore. They could still try to solve that puzzle. Good thinking, Stan!

In this film not much is happening, because that stupid present takes all interest from everything else. Much fun is then due to that absurd situation and therefore this film should be seen as a warning of the complete waste of time that a jig-saw puzzle induces. Laurel and Hardy have done much better films than this but even this simple story shows how proficient they were. This is still a good film, because they manage to keep it simple and not overdo anything.


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