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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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Trivia

This was the only Laurel and Hardy sequel: a follow-up to Them Thar Hills (1934). See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Tit for tat.
Stanley: What?
Oliver: Tit for tat.
[Stan tips his hat]
Oliver: What's that for?
Stanley: I thought you said, "Tip me hat".
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Connections

Follows Them Thar Hills (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond
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Sung a capella a bit by Stan Laurel and later by Oliver Hardy with slightly modified lyrics.
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Minding The Store With Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy
20 March 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A LAUREL & HARDY Comedy Short. The Boys are opening a new electrical supply store and are surprised to learn that the grocery next door is owned by the same bickering couple they met disastrously in THEM THAR HILLS. Mr. Hall quickly impugns Ollie's honor & the resulting TIT FOR TAT struggle, in which they wreck havoc on each other's person & property, quickly reaches donnybrook proportions...

A hilarious film, one of Stan & Ollie's best. The battle royal with the grocer is long & very satisfying. Notice the running gag of the little fellow robbing the Boys blind. Charley Hall & Mae Busch play the neighbors.




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