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Tit for Tat (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Short, Family | 5 January 1935 (USA)
Stan & Ollie have set up their own electrical repair store. Unfortunately, for them, the grocery store opposite is run by the man & wife they encountered with in Them Thar Hills (1935). ... See full summary »

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Stan & Ollie have set up their own electrical repair store. Unfortunately, for them, the grocery store opposite is run by the man & wife they encountered with in Them Thar Hills (1935). Stan & Ollie go and visit, to offer the hand of friendship, but the grocer soon becomes convinced that Ollie is trying to seduce his wife. The grocer takes his revenge first upon Stan & Ollie and then upon the goods in their shop, with the duo carrying out similar attacks on the grocer and his property. Written by Andy Davidson

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Comedy | Short | Family

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5 January 1935 (USA)  »

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Dente por Dente  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Stan's homily that 'he who filters my good name steals trash' is a somewhat garbled reference to Othello Act III, scene iii: "Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing, / 'twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands / But he who filches my good name / Robs me of that which not enriches him / And makes me poor indeed." See more »

Quotes

[Oliver is on the windowsill on the second story of a store]
Stanley: What are you doing up there?
Oliver: I'm waiting for a streetcar.
Stanley: Where are you going?
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Follows Them Thar Hills (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

The Old Spinning Wheel
(1933) (uncredited)
by Billy Hill
Hummed by Mae Busch, with choral effect by Stan Laurel
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Creative Chaos
6 July 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

With a fine combination of both obvious and subtle laughs, "Tit For Tat" is one of the funniest Laurel & Hardy short comedies. It is a follow up to "Them Thar Hills", and it plays off of the memorable confrontation scene with Charlie Hall in the earlier movie - this time, Stan and Ollie open up an electrical supply store, only to find out that Charlie runs the grocery store next door. It doesn't take much for a full-scale battle to break out once again. It's very funny creative chaos - they make full use of the props in the two stores, and there is plenty of hilarious slapstick along with some more subtle humor (for example, watch for the running gag each time they go next door). Not to be missed for fans of these master comics.


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