Brain specialist Oliver and his secretary Stanley bicker over listening in on each other's phone calls. Nevertheless, plans procede to celebrate the anniversary of their weddings to each ... See full summary »
Brain specialist Oliver and his secretary Stanley bicker over listening in on each other's phone calls. Nevertheless, plans procede to celebrate the anniversary of their weddings to each other's sisters. At home, preparations go awry as the two wives also get on each other's nerves. Written by
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This would be the final Laurel and Hardy film for their veteran director James Parrott. See more »
In a scene where Stan is playing Oliver's wife, in the dining room he is wearing frilly sleeves. But when he walks into the kitchen suddenly the sleeves are gone. When he come back to the dining room they are back. See more »
Actually very funny if a bit out of L&H's typical vehicle
I hadn't seen this L&H "Twice Two" before but I find myself re-watching it on my DVR as a better effort by them than some of their other better-known short films. Yes, the dubbing of the womens' voices is not perfect but that is hardly a problem. There is so much more that IS good: The sound effects are great - when Stan's wife (played by Ollie) gets a cake dumped on her - twice - or when eating supper and she claims the noise she is making is not her slurping the soup, but "it's my asthma..." and then lets loose with a noise that sounds like an elephant snorting through a ditch pipe. Of course Ollie's reaction to his sister's 'asthma' noise is a puzzled stare into the camera.
Stanley was great too, playing Ollie's wife. You have to watch closely but he made some of the best faces I've ever seen him do.
I'll never say it's their very best but this is much better than some L&H things that I've seen. Late in their career Oliver Hardy seemed to be too fat to do the physical comedy and the stories were not even believable from a comedy standpoint. This early short is funny and I enjoyed it.
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