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Fight manager (Hardy) takes out an insurance policy on his puny pugilist (Laurel) and then proceeds to try to arrange for an accident so that he can collect. When a pie delivery man (Hall)... See more »

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Prize fighter
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Manager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Adams ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ...
Pie Victim in Top Hat (uncredited)
Ed Brandenburg ...
Warring pedestrian (uncredited)
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Pie victim boarding auto (uncredited)
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Boxing Hall extra (uncredited)
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Dentist (uncredited)
Anita Garvin ...
Slips on pie (uncredited)
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Sewer worker (uncredited)
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Pie delivery man (uncredited)
Al Hallett ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Jack Hill ...
Ringside spectator (uncredited)
Matthew Jones ...
Shoe cleaner (uncredited)
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Ringside spectator (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ...
Boxing referee (uncredited)
Eric Mack ...
Spectator (uncredited)
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Ring announcer (uncredited)
Steve Murphy ...
Noah Young's Assistant (uncredited)
Jack O'Brien ...
Shoeshine Patron (uncredited)
Bob O'Connor ...
Warring pedestrian (uncredited)
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Insurance agent (uncredited)
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Ringside spectator (uncredited)
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Dental patient (uncredited)
Lyle Tayo ...
Woman at window (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ...
Lady in car (uncredited)
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Warring pedestrian (uncredited)
Charley Young ...
Fruit vendor (uncredited)
Noah Young ...
Thunder-Clap Callahan (uncredited)

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Clyde Bruckman

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H.M. Walker ... (titles)
 
Hal Roach ... () (uncredited)

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Hal Roach ... producer

Cinematography by

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George Stevens

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Richard C. Currier ... (as Richard Currier)

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Leo McCarey ... production supervisor
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Plot Summary

Fight manager (Hardy) takes out an insurance policy on his puny pugilist (Laurel) and then proceeds to try to arrange for an accident so that he can collect. When a pie delivery man (Hall) slips on a banana peel, meant for the fighter, a classic pie throwing scene results. Written by Herman Seifer

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Taglines The comedy that you've read about, heard about, and waited for. (Print Ad- Eugene Register-Guard, ((Eugene, Ore.)) 30 January 1928) See more »
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Also Known As
  • La bataille du siècle (France)
  • Die Schlacht des Jahrhunderts (Germany)
  • Alles in Schlagsahne (Germany)
  • Битва столетия (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Битката на столетието (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 19 min
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Trivia An entire day's production from the Los Angeles Pie Company - some 3,000 pies - was used in the famous pie fight. See more »
Goofs Lou Costello leaps from second row to ringside between shots. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Golden Age of Comedy (1957). See more »

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