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Them Thar Hills (1934)

Passed  -  Comedy | Short  -  21 July 1934 (USA)
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Stan and Ollie take a trip into the mountains ('the high multitude') so that Ollie can recover from gout. Bootleggers have dumped their moonshine in the well from which the boys sample ... See full summary »

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Stan and Ollie take a trip into the mountains ('the high multitude') so that Ollie can recover from gout. Bootleggers have dumped their moonshine in the well from which the boys sample their 'healthy' mountain water. Mr Hall, who has left his wife with the boys while he re-fuels his car is not amused at his wife's condition when he returns. Written by Stephen Harrison <stephen@telos.demon.co.uk>

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21 July 1934 (USA)  »

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Les joyeux compères  »

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Filming was moved from Santa Ynez Canyon to the Roach Studios lot when heavy fog put a stop to location filming. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Laurel: Your bath's ready.
Ollie Hardy: You know I can't take a bath with this foot. And besides, it isn't Saturday.
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Featured in Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic (2011) See more »

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The Old Spinning Wheel
(1933) (uncredited)
Written by Billy Hill
Hummed by Oliver Hardy, with choral effects by Stan Laurel
Later Hummed by Mae Busch
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Off In A Trailer With Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy
20 March 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A LAUREL & HARDY Comedy Short. Poor Ollie is suffering painfully from gout. His doctor advises rest, country air & lots of fresh water. So the Boys rent a trailer and head up into THEM THAR HILLS. Picking a quiet spot, they are unaware that the well has been tainted with many barrels of bootleg liquor. Drinking the water while fixing their dinner, they quickly become inebriated. They are suddenly visited by a bickering couple who've run out of gas. Playing host to the wife, Stan & Ollie share their water with her and she is roisteringly drunk by the time her husband returns...

This is a very funny little film & should be seen in conjunction with its follow-up, TIT FOR TAT. The slapstick fight between the Boys & Charley Hall, as the furious husband, is hilarious. Mae Busch is the wife; film mavens will recognize Billy Gilbert as the doctor.


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