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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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16 March 1935 (USA)  »

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Having previously played their own twins, their own children, and each other's wives, there was nothing left for them to do but play each other at the end of this short. Laurel gets to do a Hardy tie twiddle, and Hardy the Laurel cry. See more »

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Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Written by Marvin Hatley
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Laurel and Hardy
10 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Thicker Than Water (1935) ** 1/2 (out of 4) Laurel and Hardy waste $300 on a grandfather clock so Hardy's wife hits him with a frying pan and sends him to the hospital. Again, not too funny and the worst part is the ending where the two change personalities. This here should have been a lot funnier than it turned out.

One Good Turn (1931) ** 1/2 (out of 4) L&H set out to raise $100 when they overhear an elderly woman say she's going to be evicted. Not too many laughs in this one outside the opening sequence in the woods.

Leave 'Em Laughing (1928) ** 1/2 (out of 4) Laurel is suffering from a toothache so Hardy takes him to the dentist who accidentally fills them with laughing gas. The early gags of Hardy trying to pull the tooth are funny but the ending with the cars goes on a bit too long and gets rather tiresome.

They Go Boom! (1929) *** (out of 4) Hardy has a cold so it's up to Laurel to try and find a cure so that they can get a good night's sleep. Highlights include the mustard bath and the exploding mattress.


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