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Nothing But Trouble (1944)

Passed | | Comedy | 6 December 1944 (USA)
Two bumbling servants are hired by a dizzy society matron to cook and serve a meal to visiting royalty.

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Mrs. Hawkley
Philip Merivale ...
Prince Saul
Henry O'Neill ...
Mr. Hawkley
David Leland ...
John Warburton ...
Ronetz
Matthew Boulton ...
Prince Prentiloff
Connie Gilchrist ...
Mrs. Flannigan
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Working as chef and butler, the boys wreck a fancy dinner party and, in the process, accidently foil a plot, by enemy agents, to poison a young exiled king. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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king | butler | zoo | steak | soup kitchen | See All (19) »

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Nothing but fun! (Title lobby card).

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Comedy

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Passed | See all certifications »
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6 December 1944 (USA)  »

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Homefront  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

MGM production number 1332. See more »

Goofs

The raw sirloin in the lion's cage bounces when dropped, showing it as rubber or plastic. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Elvira Hawkley: I thought a little spot of this might refresh you before taking up your new duties. It's Chateauneuf 1924.
Stan: Gee, that's pretty old. Haven't you got anything new?
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Featured in Living Famously: Laurel & Hardy (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Notre Dame Victory March
(1908) (uncredited)
Music by Michael J. Shea
Lyrics by John F. Shea
Sung a cappella by Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, David Leland, Robert Emmett O'Connor,
Ray Teal and Joe Yule at the end
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a notch above their later ones...not real funny, but not bad
5 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

always had a fondness for this picture..not sure why. this time the lovable but confused pair protect a young boy (boy King, well played by David Leland).

they are moderately successful cook and server this time, managing to get a good gig with a rich couple, who not only welcome the boys but the boy.

on the way to the first big meal Stan and Ollie coach some young footballers, one an add-on, the boy king, absolutely obsessed with American football. then they successfully grab a steak away from a lion at a zoo. pleasant stuff, well done. (not so for the steak...). on a roll, they sneak the kid in to the mansion.

then..can U believe it, some funny business ensues! check it out! so far so (pretty) good...but quickly the film slips. a lot of unpleasant, inappropriate, nightmarish junk about an Uncle's attempt to kill the child.

their most sentimental film has a way of getting to you. but it's the kind of L & H you have to be in the mood for. 99% of their career is good for any time of day.


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