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From Soup to Nuts (1928)

Inexperienced waiters (Laurel & Hardy) are hired for a swank dinner party.

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Intent on dazzling the high-society, the nouveau-riche, Mrs Culpepper, decides to throw a smart dinner party--and of all people--Stan and Ollie are her not-so-competent waiters. The boys claim to have experience in waiting; however, are they good enough to serve the madame's hand-picked guests? Are they even capable of serving a simple salad? And what about the pièce de résistance--a magnificently enormous fluffy cake? Written by Nick Riganas

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Comedy | Short

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USA

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English

Release Date:

24 March 1928 (USA) See more »

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Let George Do It See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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This entire movie was re-worked into a smaller timescale eleven years later in the first part of A Chump at Oxford (1939), with Stan & Ollie posing as maid & butler. Also, Anita Garvin re-prised her role in that movie as the host, and adopted the name "Mrs. Vandervere" as her character name. This is the real-life name of one of the party guests seen in THIS movie. See more »

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Likable early Laurel and Hardy short.
3 May 2006 | by Prichards12345See all my reviews

"Endearing" is what springs to mind on viewing this early Stan and Ollie entry. Sure the jokes are as hoary as hell these days, but they're funny anyway. 78 years old at the time of writing this may be, but the sight of Ollie buried in a giant cake for the umpteenth time is simply irresistible. Edgar Kennedy directed it, and threw a few unusual shots into the mixture. Stan does his "Salad Undressed" routine. And as for Anita Garvin? All I can say is that it was love at first sight! Delectable and funny, she almost steals the film from the boys. Upon viewing the chaos surrounding the dinner party it is certainly apparent why the keeping of servants was no longer so fashionable!

Social comment? No, merely the boys having fun.


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