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La vida nocturna (1930)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  19 April 1930 (Spain)
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Stan lies to his wife about going to a nightclub with Ollie but Mrs. Laurel overhears the plot and outsmarts them both.

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In this Spanish-language version of "Blotto" bachelor Oliver wants henpecked Stan to go out with him to a Prohibition-era nightclub, so they plan a ruse to get him out of the house. The fiery Mrs. Laurel overhears their plans and replaces the contents of Stan's hidden bottle of liquor with tea and spices. While the boys are at the club enjoying the dancers and the speakeasy-type atmosphere, they imbibe the concoction with seltzer water. The power of suggestion causes them to act like sloppy drunks, but the sight of a hot-tempered Mrs. Laurel with a shotgun quickly sobers them up. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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19 April 1930 (Spain)  »

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Cantando na Chuva  »

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This film was simultaneously produced in a French language version, Une nuit extravagante (1930) and an English language version, Blotto (1930) with the actors speaking their own lines. For the non-English languages, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy read their lines from cue cards on which the appropriate language was printed phonetically. At the time of early talkies, dubbing was not yet practical. See more »

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Spanish Version of Blotto
21 January 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

La vida nocturna (1930)

** 1/2 (out of 40

Spanish language version of BLOTTO has bachelor Oliver Hardy trying to get his married friend Stan Laurel to go out for the night. They decide on a plan of Laurel sending himself a message stating he's needed at work but the wife catches on and follows the boys to their nightclub. LA VIDA NOCTURNA is worth watching if you're a fan of Laurel and Hardy but I think others should certainly stick with the English language version since it's certainly a lot better and doesn't contain the extra footage that was added for this released. This extra footage is just some throw-away scenes inside the club where we see a couple vaudeville acts but these really add nothing to the plot and just make the film longer so that Hal Roach could charge more money. I thought the film started off well enough but if you've seen BLOTTO then you're not going to be taken by surprise by anything here. For the most part the start of the picture offers up some nice laughs as Laurel tries to get out of the house but things slowly run out of gas as the picture moves along. Having seen a number of these foreign language versions, I think Hardy was a lot better at speaking Spanish so he certainly handles it well. The extra running time is really what ruins this film so stick with the English version unless you're a die-hard fan who wants to see everything the boys did.


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