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The Big Noise (1944) Poster

(1944)

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Unlike their earlier work for Hal Roach, and because of the war, the duo decided not to include "destructive" scenes - like pies in the face, smashing props, and so forth. Where it was necessary, they actually enforced a policy of "one take" to minimizes the destruction.
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The train-berth scene is a reworking of Laurel & Hardy's short subject Berth Marks (1929). Laurel requested that the setting be changed to a turbulent plane, but producer Sol Wurtzel refused to accommodate him. At the end of the scene, you can hear the camera crew laughing in the background.
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According to Laurel and Hardy biographer Randy Skretvedt, the film's finale, in which Laurel drops a bomb on a Japanese spy submarine, got cheers from wartime audiences.
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Working title was "Good Neighbors."
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Billy Bletcher as Father Neptune, and Sarah Edwards are in studio records/casting call lists for this movie, but they did not appear or were not identifiable.
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One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell.
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