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Block-Heads (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, War | 19 August 1938 (USA)
It's 1938, but Stan doesn't know the war is over; he's still patrolling the trenches in France, and shoots down a French aviator. Oliver sees his old chum's picture in the paper and goes to... See full summary »

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It's 1938, but Stan doesn't know the war is over; he's still patrolling the trenches in France, and shoots down a French aviator. Oliver sees his old chum's picture in the paper and goes to visit Stan at the Soldier's Home. Thinking Stan is disabled (it's just that he's sitting on his leg), Oliver takes pity on him and takes him home for a nice home-cooked meal. But Oliver's wife has other ideas and leaves him to fend for himself. After blowing up the kitchen, Oliver is helped by his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Gilbert... until the big-game hunting Mr. Gilbert comes home unexpectedly, carrying a shotgun. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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90 minutes of happiness and hi-jinks See more »

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Comedy | War

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Passed | See all certifications »

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19 August 1938 (USA)  »

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Just a Jiffy  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the last of Hal Roach's Laurel & Hardy features to be released through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. See more »

Goofs

The first shadow window shade that Stan pulls down while they are climbing the stairs begins to move before his hand gets near it. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: [running into the apartment from the hallway] It's my wife! You've got to hide!
Mrs. 'Toots' Gilbert: Oh, I can explain.
Oliver: Not in my pajamas you can't explain; you don't *know* my wife!
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Crazy Credits

The events and characters depicted in this photoplay are fictious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental, and not our fault! (signed Stan Laurel Oliver Hardy) See more »

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References We Faw Down (1928) See more »

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Brillaintly constructed comedy.
22 March 2006 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This really is one of my favorite Laurel & Hardy movies. Laurel & Hardy were at their best and prime in the '20's and the early '30's. Most movies made after that were slightly disappointing. This movie however is a wonderful exception to that.

What makes this movie so incredibly good and fun, is the well constructed story. Everything in the movie feels wonderfully connected and consistent. Something that not always was the case in many other Laurel & Hardy movies. They really put some effort in the story this time and the end result pays off. The movie has multiple subplots with many different characters involved but the movie truly feels as a whole.

Also the comedy present in the movie is deliciously funny. Of course the boys get into some serious troubles again, this time with several different persons, of who James Finlayson is one of those persons. The situations the boys get into are highly amusing and always a pleasure and fun to watch in this movie.

A comedy in which everything works out great and it's better than other Laurel & Hardy movies, thanks to the wonderful constructed story.

10/10

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