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The Fixer Uppers (1935)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  9 February 1935 (USA)
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Door-to-door greeting card salesmen Stanley and Oliver call upon Mrs. Pierre Gustave, a woman distraught over her husband's neglect. They agree to her plan to reclaim her husband's ... See full summary »

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Door-to-door greeting card salesmen Stanley and Oliver call upon Mrs. Pierre Gustave, a woman distraught over her husband's neglect. They agree to her plan to reclaim her husband's affection by making him jealous. But when Gustave arrives and finds his wife and Oliver in a tight embrace, he presents Oliver with his card and challenges him to a duel. The boys escape, but get drunk and pass out at a local cafe, and are returned to Gustave's apartment when the police find Gustave's card in Oliver's pocket. They awake (in Mrs. Gustave's bed) to find the enraged husband, pistol in hand. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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9 February 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ases de la mala pata  »

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Part of Arthur Housman's costume (a fur coat) is visible through the window of the cafĂ© as he is waiting for his cue. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Now, you're right up our alley! We have a number here which I think is one of Stanley's tenderest thoughts. Now, just listen to this: "A merry Christmas, husband/ Happy New Year's nigh!/ I wish you Easter greetings/ Hooray for the Fourth of July!" Now, we call that our "four-in-one" card.
Stanley: Yes, Ma'am. You can use it all the year 'round.
Mrs. Pierre Gustave: No, thanks. I'm still not interested.
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Ku-Ku
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Fighting A French Duel With Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy
24 March 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews



A LAUREL & HARDY Comedy Short. Parisian Christmas Card salesmen Stan & Ollie become THE FIXER UPPERS when they try to help a distraught woman who thinks she's lost the affections of her husband. Ollie agrees to play the part of her lover, but is too convincing & arouses the man's extreme jealousy. When he challenges Ollie to a duel, the Boys' troubles are just beginning...

A very funny little film - the Boys' reactions to Mae Busch's passionate kisses are hilarious. Charles Middleton plays her furious spouse.




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