Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before Stanley and Oliver and their families get into the car. First the boys get into a fight and destroy all the sandwiches. Then the car... See full summary »
Chimney sweeps Stanley and Oliver go about their job, reducing Professor Noodle's living room to a shambles in the process, while the mad doctor works in his laboratory perfecting his "... See full summary »
A gruff sea captain, who absolutely detests the word "ghost," is having trouble manning his ship because of the rumor it's...well...haunted. He inveigles Stanley and Oliver into helping him... 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 »
Novice policemen Stanley and Oliver, eating lunch in their patrol car, nearly have their spare tire stolen by a thief and his sassy partner. They then miss the broadcast address of a ... See full summary »
Stanley and Oliver, in their new jobs as footman and doorman at a ritzy hotel, wreak their usual havoc on the guests, including partially undressing a swanky blonde guest and repeatedly ... 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 »
Turned down when they try to enlist, the boys do the next best thing and become air raid wardens. They uncover and foil a Nazi plot to sabotage a magnesium plant. Written by
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Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists for this movie were not seen in the final print. These were (with their character names): [error] (Boy), Jack Gardner (Johnson), Milton Kibbee (Lem) and Rose Hobart (Norton's Secretary). See more »
[inside the open car trunk]
This is a job for the detectives.
Maybe we should turn 'em over to the FHA.
[they get out of the car trunk.]
This must be the hide-in.
Hide-out! Come on.
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well known story is that this one showed some hope, early on > Stan must have been thrilled to work with a company of which we presume he always had a good rapport > the co. distributed the independent Roach co. movies! the script was funny. but, alas, government guys stepped in to check the writing for political correctness long before Bill Mayer was born. that's probably a little harsh: it was important to assure that real air raid wardens are appropriated represented.
there are ZERO - count 'em - ZERO laughs here. ed Kennedy showed up for a sequence with Stan and Ollie at their repair shop and...nothing. badly directed segment leaving one wondering if *anything* will work for the fans.
in its' favor, we can get a feeling of Patriotism, as if Laurel and Hardy tried to do the right thing for the Country at the time, and even if the picture is lousy, it's worth viewing beginning to end. also, we have a solid story. it made sense to suspend the surreal and just tell a simple story of a couple of small town guys, really bumblers, who manage to become heros, on the *homefront*!
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