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Nothing But Trouble (1944)

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

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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 more »

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Comedy

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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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MGM production number 1332. See more »

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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 Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic (2011) See more »

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America the Beautiful
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Music by Samuel A. Ward
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Character instead of gags
4 August 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Nothing But Trouble, one of Laurel&Hardy's last comedies relies more on the well known characters they've created as opposed to Hal Roach like gags. It's not a bad film, but I fear disappointing to their fans then and now.

Even in wartime America Stan and Ollie just can't find work. But a desperate Mary Boland in a typical rich empty headed dowager hires the two of them as cook and butler. Needless to say they're not real good at these jobs like all the others they've tried over the years in short subject and feature length movies. Boland and her husband Henry O'Neill regret it before the film is over.

But the boys also meet young David Leland who is an exiled king from some Ruritanian Balkan country that Mr. Hitler has overrun. Even in exile the young king has enemies.

Best part of the film is when the boys try to serve Ollie's favorite specialty Beef Oliver as he names it. It's quite a slab of meat and most under cooked. They bring in a cross cut saw to try and slice it up.

I wish there were more moments like these.


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