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 »
Why don't you leave him alone. You're always picking on him. Pick pick pick pick.
You keep your big mouth out of this!
Did you hear what she said?
[gives a little nod]
I haven't got a big mouth have I?
[shakes his head]
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Funny the boys in drag works better than I expected
It has been a year since Laurel and Hardy married each other's sisters. They stay at home for a nice quiet meal, but the tensions between this close knit family bubble up as things go wrong during the meal.
At the start of the film I felt that the duo dressed in drag would be a gimmick that wasn't used well, happily I was wrong and they use it well. It isn't just them mugging in girl's clothes, it is more a chance for them to play the same characters twice as, essentially, their sisters are them same as them! This works well and the dynamics between the two sisters are the same as between the two men.
The comedy is given a fresh feel by this mix, which is good because it is lacking in other areas. The banter is not at it's best and the physical work is not as imaginative as at their best. In their dual roles both Laurel and Hardy are good the badly dubbed women's voices take a little getting used to but don't detract too much.
Overall this is an amusing short. Not their funniest short, but the twist of them playing each other's sisters helps freshen it all up a little bit.
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