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Their Purple Moment (1928)

Stan and Ollie hold out money from their paychecks from their shrewish wives so they can enjoy a night out on the town... with predictable results.

Directors:

James Parrott, Fred Guiol (uncredited)

Writer:

H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Mr. Pincher
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Anita Garvin Anita Garvin ... Oliver's girlfriend
Kay Deslys Kay Deslys ... Mr. Pincher's girlfriend
Fay Holderness Fay Holderness ... Mrs. Pincher
Tiny Sandford Tiny Sandford ... Waiter (as S.J. Sandford)
Lyle Tayo Lyle Tayo ... Mrs. Hardy
Leo Willis Leo Willis ... Cab driver
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Storyline

Stanley and Oliver sneak out for a night on the town, unaware that Mrs. Laurel has substituted her grocery coupons for Stanley's secret stash of mad money. Of course, this results in dire consequences when the boys run up a huge tab treating a couple of girls to dinner at a snazzy nightclub. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harhateillä See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The troupe of midgets hired for a deleted scene in the film came from the Al G. Barnes Circus, which was wintering in Los Angeles, at the time. They were paid $50 a day. See more »

Goofs

When Stan knocks on the front door and enters the door is completely different in the interior shot. It's the same when Ollie and his wife enter. See more »

Quotes

Ollie:
  • She found my hideout! - She's a bloodhound!...

Mr. Pincher:
  • My wife'll never find mine! - I'm a weasel!...

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Connections

Featured in 4 Clowns (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't She Sweet
(1927) (uncredited)
Music by Milton Ager
Instrumental version in restoration background music
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Not their best film moment
27 October 2005 | by BJJManchesterSee all my reviews

The Laurel and Hardy team was now reasonably well established at this time in 1928,but for some reason THEIR PURPLE MOMENT takes one or two steps back;Stan is billed as 'Mr.Pincher'and not Mr.Laurel,and a proposed final scene involving an escape from the night club involving a midget troupe was removed before the film's release,and replaced with a rushed,rather(for L & H)hackneyed final pie throwing sequence.Still,there are some very funny moments,especially with a waiter who keeps on falling into a tray of mashed potatoes;these gags were reworked into the following year's THAT'S MY WIFE(1929).Edgar Kennedy was apparently in these deleted scenes.


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