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Love 'Em and Weep (1927)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 12 June 1927 (USA)
Caught between a rock and a hard place, an honest man has to cover for his partner's shenanigans when an old flame threatens to destroy both his career and his marriage with a compromising photograph. Will she spare him?


Hal Roach, H.M. Walker (titles)




Cast overview:
Mae Busch ... Peaches - the Old Flame
Stan Laurel ... Romaine Ricketts
James Finlayson ... Titus Tillsbury (as Jimmie Finlayson)
Oliver Hardy ... Judge Chigger
Charlotte Mineau ... Mrs. Aggie Tillsbury
Vivien Oakland ... Mrs. Ricketts


Old flame (Busch) shows up to blackmail married businessman (Finlayson). He enlists a friend (Laurel) to keep her away from his home and wife. Confusion prevails when she crashes a house party. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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1920s | 20s | love | marriage | shenanigans | See All (62) »


Comedy | Short


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Since both Laurel and Hardy appear in the film it is considered an early Laurel and Hardy film despite the fact that Hardy's role is just a bit part, and they barely share any scenes in the film at all. See more »


As Stan, Jimmy and Mae are getting ready to leave the house. They open the door and it is night time outside. When they are seen outside. It is day time. See more »


Titus Tillsbury: [to his wife] I'll bet you suspect something!
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Remade as Chickens Come Home (1931) See more »

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Great Laurel-Finlayson comedy
18 June 2007 | by ebrand11-1See all my reviews

Yes Oliver Hardy did have a sort of cameo but the stars of this Roach comedy is james Finlayson who starred in a series of comedies in the mid twenties. Here Satn is Fins assistant and Satn has to distract Mae Bush not to cause havoc at Finlayson house. This film would be remade with Hardy in place of Fin and Finlayson in place of Charlie Hall as the butler. It was entitled Chickens come Home and is one of if not the best laurel and Hardy comedy. Differences between the two films was in Love em and weep Stan takes Mae to the pink pup. Plus the scene when they take out the passed out Bush drags on way too long. Nevertheless a great silent comedy. It is available on The Lost films of Laurel and Hardy volume 3.

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12 June 1927 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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