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 »
In the dead of winter, street musicians Stanley and Oliver aren't getting much business in a run-down neighborhood, and then their instruments are smashed in a run-in with a formidable ... 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 invites his friend Stanley over for a nice home-cooked meal, but Mrs. Hardy wants nothing to do with it and walks out. Mrs. Kennedy, Oliver's beautiful neighbor from across the hall,... See full summary »
Unbeknownst to Stanley and Oliver, their long-lost twin brothers, sailors Alfie and Bert are in town on shore leave carrying a valuable pearl ring entrusted to them by their ship's captain.... 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 »
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 »
Ollie is running for mayor when an old flame (Mae Busch) tries to blackmail him with a old photo ('just the same old apple-cheeked boy'). Stan's attempts to help Ollie keep the blackmailer ... See full summary »
On their way to the train station with their wives for a vacation in Atlantic City, Stanley and Oliver get a phone call from a fellow lodge member who tells them a surprise stag party in ... See full summary »
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The boys' Army buddy, Eddie Smith, is killed in the trenches in France, leaving his baby girl an orphan. Back home after Armistice, they try to find Eddie's father and turn the child over ... 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 »
Is it just me, or did this short seem a little creepy?!
To me, this is one of the team's creepier and less funny shorts. Stan and Ollie play dual roles--they play themselves and female versions of themselves. According to the strange plot, Stan and Ollie both have sisters that look exactly like them in drag AND they both marry each other's sister! Aside from being a very unbelievable and contrived idea for a short, it was also pretty weird seeing Stan and Ollie in drag and then marrying the other!! To make matters worse, the wives (in particular, the female version of Stanley) have horrid voices--the type that could get any person to stick an icepick in their ears to stop the pain!!! The novelty of the idea wears off pretty quickly, as the film features far fewer laughs than their average short. It frankly isn't one of their better efforts and is pretty skip-able unless you are like me--a die-hard fan.
For a similar type movie where the boys play dual roles, try watching the much funnier and better-made BRATS. In this film, Stan and Ollie play themselves and their kids. Technically speaking, this is an amazing film to watch and is a film worth seeing.
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