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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.

Writers:

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 ... 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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1920s | butter | front door | pair | night | See All (67) »

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

If you're good at lip-reading, you'll notice at various times Stan can been seen addressing Ollie as "Babe," Hardy's nickname to his friends. 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: Can you spare a piece of buttered toast?
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Alternate Versions

8mm cut down version under the name "High Spirits". Released by Fletcher Films (LH 12) See more »

Connections

Spoofed in De Buik Vol (2010) See more »

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Habeas Corpus review
4 May 2020 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

Laurel & Hardy try to climb over a wall with predictably hilarious results. Nowhere near their best, but still pretty good...


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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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