It looks like the boys won't need to fish off the end of the pier to feed themselves any longer when Stanley's rich uncle Ebenezer Laurel dies, leaving a large estate. But when he and ... See full summary »
Big-time (so they think) vaudeville stars Stanley and Oliver take the train to Pottsville, their next booking. On board, they bumble into the wrong sleeping compartment, startling a ... See full summary »
Stanley's attempts to treat Oliver's cold include dropping a swab down his friend's throat, applying a mustard plaster to his rump, and inflating the air mattress from the gas jet until it has Oliver pressed against the ceiling.
Oliver invites his friend Stanley over for a nice home-cooked meal, but Mrs. Hardy wants nothing to do with it and walks out. Mrs. Kennedy, Oliver's beautiful neighbor from across the hall,... See full summary »
After getting lambasted by the Police Chief for the 42 unsolved robberies committed on his watch, Officer Kennedy bamboozles vagrants Stanley and Oliver into a plan to recover his ... See full summary »
On their way to the train station with their wives for a vacation in Atlantic City, Stanley and Oliver get a phone call from a fellow lodge member who tells them a surprise stag party in ... See full summary »
James W. Horne,
This here is the Spanish version of THE LAUREL AND HARDY MURDER CASE and BERTH MARKS. As fans of the comedy duo know, they couldn't subtitle films back in the day so Hal Roach got the idea of having Laurel and Hardy do their films in multiple languages. Some of the later day ones are actually pretty good but this film here falls well short of both films' American versions. This is especially true for THE LAUREL AND HARDY MURDER CASE, which I've always felt was one of their best films. The biggest problem is that the duo are pretty bad with their Spanish here and it hurts many of the jokes. A lot of times it seems as if both actors are struggling to get their lines out and I think all of their attention being on the lines also hurts some of their physical humor. The BERTH MARKS sequences here are pretty much the same as the American one but just not as funny. The MURDER CASE here is quite different but it's just not nearly as funny. This here is certainly for die-hard L&H fans who want to see everything that the men did.
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