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Habeas Corpus (1928)

Loony scientist (Carle) hires Laurel and Hardy to raid the cemetery to keep him supplied with dead bodies for his experiments.

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Leo McCarey, H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Richard Carle ... Professor Padilla
Charley Rogers Charley Rogers ... Ledoux - the Butler (as Charlie Rogers)
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Storyline

Loony scientist (Carle) hires Laurel and Hardy to raid the cemetery to keep him supplied with dead bodies for his experiments.

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paura al cimitero See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (music and effects)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The $500 offered by Professor Padilla to Stan and Ollie in 1928 had a purchasing power of $6,570 in 2012. See more »

Goofs

The hole Ollie makes in the cemetery wall changes size and shape throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

Stan: Can you spare a piece of buttered toast?
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Connections

Edited into Laurel und Hardy auf der Jagd nach dem Mammon (1973) See more »

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Not a Classic But Some Nice Laughs
9 March 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Habeas Corpus (1928)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy knock on the door of a doctor hoping for a piece of bread but instead he offers them five hundred dollars if they'll steal a body for him from the local cemetery. The boys agree to take the offer but their nerves start to play against them.

HABEAS CORPUS isn't the greatest Laurel and Hardy film you'll ever watch but there are enough funny moments to make it worth viewing. I think the highlights of the film deals with Hardy trying to get Laurel over the wall but when he goes to help the dimwitted Laurel keeps forgetting to actually jump. There's another funny gag dealing with some wet paint that works quite nicely. The stuff inside the cemetery isn't quite as funny as you'd hope for but there's no doubt that fans will still want to watch this one.


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