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Habeas Corpus (1928)

Passed | | Short, Comedy | 1 December 1928 (USA)
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

The esteemed and slightly eccentric scientist, Professor Padilla, is one crucial ingredient short to finally prove his theory--and much to his delight--Stan and Ollie are willing to lend a hand. Five hundred dollars in cash are theirs if the boys pay a visit to the local cemetery and bring Padilla back a fresh body to complete his bold experiment. Of course, nothing is what it seems in the shadowy realm of a horrible graveyard--and as the reluctant body snatchers struggle to fulfil their mission--strange sounds and blood-curdling encounters threaten to put an end to Stan and Ollie's assignment. Just how difficult is it to steal a dead man's body? Written by Nick Riganas

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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:

Nattliga äventyr 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 sound effects)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was made as a silent film, then was retrofitted before release with a music track and sound effects. Unfortunately, the sound discs are long lost, but this is technically Laurel & Hardy's first 'sound' film. See more »

Goofs

A detective hiding in the graveyard has his sheet set on fire but it's later seen intact. See more »

Quotes

Stan: [after encountering a man in the cemetery wearing a white sheet] They buried somebody too soon!
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Connections

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

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Not enough slapstick and humor present.
21 February 2006 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This silent Laurel & Hardy short is a very forgettable one. It has very little slapstick and comedy present in the movie, which doesn't make this movie a very entertaining one but rather a disappointing one.

It more gets a bit of an horror movie at times, rather than a comedy. But of course the presence of Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy is reason enough to find this movie still watchable. I don't think I'll be ever able to rate a Laurel & Hardy movie any lower than a 6 out of 10. The chemistry and timing of those two is absolutely phenomenal to watch, no matter how bad and forgettable the rest of the movie is.

Only recommendable to the true fans of Laurel & Hardy I guess.

6/10

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