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Early to Bed (1928)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 6 October 1928 (USA)
Oliver inherits a fortune and hires Stan as his butler and proceeds to torment him. Stan finally rebels and goes on a rampage, destroying Oliver's fancy furnishings.

Director:

Emmett J. Flynn

Writer:

H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
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Oliver inherits a fortune and hires Stan as his butler and proceeds to torment him. Stan finally rebels and goes on a rampage, destroying Oliver's fancy furnishings. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gokkes Fødselsdag See more »

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Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The prop painting of "The Blue Boy" that would figure prominently in Laurel & Hardy's 1929 comedy, WRONG AGAIN - first appears in this film, hanging in Hardy's mansion. See more »

Goofs

Stan breaks something and Ollie chases after him wearing a straw boater which after a bit disappears. See more »

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Edited into The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy (1967) See more »

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Lesser Laurel and Hardy
11 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Early to Bed (1928)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Hardy becomes rich overnight and offers his best friend Laurel a job as his butler. Money soon goes to Hardy's head and he come home picking on Laurel. This is a very unfunny film and certainly the worst I've seen from L&H. The two have absolutely no chemistry whatsoever, which really kills things. Most of the jokes come off annoying and not funny.

Sugar Daddies (1927)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A millionaire (James Finlayson) wakes up after a night of partying to discover that he's now married. The new bride and her crazy brother are now trying to blackmail him so he calls his attorney (Stan Laurel) to settle the matter. Not too many laughs here but the thing is fun nonetheless. Oliver Hardy plays the butler.


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