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Leave 'em Laughing (1928)

Passed | | Short, Comedy | 28 January 1928 (USA)
In the dead of night, a terrible toothache wakes up poor Stan, and after a series of home-made remedies, Ollie takes him to the dentist. There, ample amounts of laughing gas lead to the perfect mess. Will Stan ever visit the dentist again?


Reed Heustis (titles), Hal Roach (story)




Cast overview:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Charlie Hall ... The Landlord
Edgar Kennedy ... Cop


Leaving the dentist's office, where Hardy's teeth have been extracted by mistake, the boys, still under the influence of laughing gas, meet up with a traffic cop (Kennedy) and cause a huge traffic jam. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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1920s | night | pain | tooth | toothache | See All (50) »


Short | Comedy


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First appearance by Edgar Kennedy in a Laurel and Hardy film. Kennedy would go on to play exasperated cops in several more films with the duo. See more »


Stan an Ollie are in bed with Stan suffering from toothache. Ollie fills a hot water bottle and places it on the pillow for Stan to put his head on it. The stopper comes out of the bottle and soaks the bed which wakes Ollie up. He picks up the limp bottle and throws it on the floor. A while later he gets out of bed and steps on the bottle and water shoots up his leg. See more »


Referenced in Friends: The One After the Superbowl: Part 1 (1996) See more »

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Laurel & Hardy's Leave 'Em Laughing nearly completely lives up to title
2 August 2011 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This was another Laurel & Hardy short I watched on Hulu as linked from IMDb. In this one, Stanley has a toothache that's bothering bed mate Ollie so he tries various ways to get rid of it to no results. So they go to the dentist but this one is not the best in health care since the patients keep running away! I'll stop there and just say that this was quite funny almost to the end but when the laughing gas effect comes in and they run into cop Edgar Kennedy, the scene is maybe milked a little too long but it at least leads to a hilarious ending. Oh, and Charlie Hall also has a good bit as the landlord. So on that note, Leave 'Em Laughing mostly lives up to its title.

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28 January 1928 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent | Mono (musical score)

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1.33 : 1
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