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The Big Noise (1944)

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During World War II Stan and Ollie find themselves as improbable bodyguards to an eccentric inventor and his strategically important new bomb.

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Although they are only janitors at a detective agency, the boys pass themselves off as sleuths and are engaged to guard an inventor delivering a new bomb. They outwit enemy agents after the bomb and wind up sinking a Japanese submarine. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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October 1944 (USA)  »

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A Bomba  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Working title was "Good Neighbors." See more »

Goofs

When the duo are in the hi-tech bedroom, and Ollie rides the bed back out of the wall, the following sequences show that the rotating table is first clear, then has the pipe and magnifying glass back on it, then is clear again, and then has the chairs re-arranged. See more »

Quotes

Alva P. Hartley: Here you are, Junior.
[Alva hands Egbert his allotment of pills]
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Mairzy Doats
(1943) (uncredited)
Written by Milton Drake, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston
Played by Stan Laurel on a concertina
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Worth Another Look
5 May 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

As recently suggested by others, THE BIG NOISE has suffered in reputation for years, usually sight unseen. As a lifelong L & H fan, I finally saw it for the first time via the new Fox set (a very well done package), and it is more than acceptable a part of L&H's legacy. Of course it can't match their heyday, but among the Fox films it is much more Stan & Ollie's show than the initial Fox entries. The whimsical fadeout is by far one of the most delightful moments of their entire career, which is something.

Give this film some slack, and you'll have a good enough time with it. I'm glad Fox has made this one available.


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