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 »
Ordered out of town by angry Judge Beaumont, vagrants Stanley and Oliver meet a congenial drunk who invites them to stay at his luxurious mansion. The drunk can't find his key, but the boys... See full summary »
Mrs. Hardy is irate that her husband Oliver spends more time with his friend Stanley than with her. Oliver decides to adopt a baby, hoping that it will keep his wife occupied so that he and... See full summary »
Barbershop owners Stanley and Oliver both answer a personal ad from a rich widow seeking a husband. Oliver hides Stanley's reply and mails just his own. When Oliver receives a proposal of ... See full summary »
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 »
Stan and Ollie give evidence which convicts vicious gangster Butch. They plan to leave town and advertise for a traveling companion to share expenses. Butch's girl replies to the advert and... See full summary »
Oliver's plans to marry his hefty sweetheart go awry when the girl's father gets a load of her intended groom. They then elope in a tiny car much too small for their combined dimensions, ... See full summary »
Stanley and Oliver protest that they were only bystanders to the raid, but are hauled off to a prison labor camp anyway. They procede with their usual mayhem, Stanley getting his pick stuck... See full summary »
Stan and Ollie are down on their luck and beg at an old lady's house for food. While they are eating they overhear a villainous landlord (Finlayson) threatening to evict her if she does not... See full summary »
It's the morning of Oliver's wedding to oil baron Peter Cucumber's daughter. While waiting for the taxi to take them to the ceremony, Oliver and his best man Stanley become absorbed in a ... See full summary »
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
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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 »
Amusing comedy short has the duo in another fine mess...
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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