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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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The tune Hardy is humming in the trailer is "The Old Spinning Wheel." See more »

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The Doctor: Remember, you can't burn the candle at both ends.
Stanley Laurel: We don't burn candles, we've got an electric light.
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Followed by Tit for Tat (1935) See more »

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One of L&H's funniest shorts, especially the "tit-for-tat" finale.
6 February 2000 | by (Anchorage, Alaska, USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of Laurel and Hardy's funniest two-reelers, thanks in particular to two memorable scenes. First is the delightful drunken party scene with Mae Busch, as the three are unaware that their well water has been spiked with moonshine. Finally, there is the outrageous "tit-for-tat" slapstick finale with Charlie Hall, as each character stands there allowing another character to commit some indignity upon them, calmly awaiting their chance to retaliate. The sequel, titled Tit For Tat, featured the same cast and formula, and is nearly as good.


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