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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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Comedy | Short

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21 July 1934 (USA)  »

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Les joyeux compères  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

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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Laurel and Hardy's mishaps with Charlie Hall.
1 December 2006 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a great constantly fun and hilarious comedy short from Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

The movie gets even more hilarious from the point when Charlie Hall and his wife, played by Mae Busch, appear in the story. Laurel & Hardy get seriously drunk with Mrs. Hall, which result in an hilarious tit-for-tat routine with Mr. Hall and the boys. Tit-for-tat routines are often my personal favorite- and most hilarious things in any Laurel & Hardy movie.

Normally Charlie Hall isn't exactly the greatest actor but in this movie he perhaps plays his very best role in a Laurel & Hardy comedy. Also Mae Busch is in top-form.

The movie is filled with some well written and in the movie well timed and executed comical moments. Of course everything is extremely silly and unlikely but all the more hilarious because of that.

A great Laurel & Hardy comedy short, that is well written and even better executed.

8/10

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