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Thicker Than Water (1935)

Passed  -  Comedy | Short  -  16 March 1935 (USA)
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Oliver's in trouble with his wife after missing a payment on their furniture, having given the money to Stanley, who used it instead to pay Mrs. Hardy for his room and board. While doing ... See full summary »

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Oliver's in trouble with his wife after missing a payment on their furniture, having given the money to Stanley, who used it instead to pay Mrs. Hardy for his room and board. While doing the dishes, Stanley convinces Oliver to withdraw the family savings and buy the furniture outright. But they accidentally squander it at an auction, purchasing a grandfather clock which gets smashed on the way home. Mrs. Hardy's reaction sends Oliver to the hospital, where a blood transfusion from Stanley produces confusing results. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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It was during the shooting of this last Laurel & Hardy short that A. J. Jefferson, Stan Laurel's father, visited the set. It was the first time that he had the opportunity of seeing his son perform on-camera. See more »

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Amusing comedy short has the duo in another fine mess...
11 January 2011 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Maybe not the best of Laurel and Hardy's many short subjects, but definitely has some novel twists--such as having them pull the sequence to a close by sliding the image across the screen to make way for the next shot. And the ending is a clever switch of the Laurel and Hardy personalities after a blood transfusion goes awry.

The boys begin by pulling a "who gave who the money to pay so and so" that's about as classic as the Abbott and Costello "Who's on first?" routine. DAPHNE POLLARD is Oliver Hardy's harassed wife who is so diminutive that she has to climb a chair in order to hit him over the head with a frying pan after one of his crazy schemes (at an auction) ends up with him having to turn over all their money for a grandfather clock which gets crushed by a truck.

Enjoyable romp for Laurel and Hardy fans. The twist ending serves as the icing on the cake.


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