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Them Thar Hills (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 21 July 1934 (USA)
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)  »

Also Known As:

Les joyeux compères  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

In the trailer a plate of beans flies off just before Ollie's fist comes down. See more »

Quotes

[They have arrived at a clearing up in the mountains]
Ollie Hardy: Isn't this ideal?
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Ollie Hardy: Go in and ask the folks if they mind if we park here.
[Stan goes up to the door, knocks on it, it opens and the building is empty]
Ollie Hardy: Anyone home?
Stanley Laurel: Not now but there was a minute ago.
Ollie Hardy: Who was it?
Stanley Laurel: It was me. You see I was knocking on the door and...
Ollie Hardy: Nevermind the details. C'mon let's get some food, I'm famished....
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Followed by Tit for Tat (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Good Comedy With One of Their Most Hilarious Scenes
27 June 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is a good Laurel & Hardy short comedy, with one particularly hilarious sequence. With Ollie suffering from too much high living, the two take a trip to the country to live the simple life for a while, but instead they find themselves getting into one caper after another. After some adventures of their own, they encounter a pair of stranded motorists. Their extended squabble with Charlie Hall in the last part of the film is non-stop laughs, and one of their funniest sequences. That, and plenty of other laughs in the rest of the film, make "Them Thar Hills" one of the best-remembered Laurel & Hardy short features.


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