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Bacon Grabbers (1929)

The novice repo men, Stan and Ollie, are sent to serve a summons to a tough customer who hasn't paid for a radio, as canines, a rifle, and a steamroller threaten to put an end to their ambitions. Just how hard is it to get the job done?

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Lewis R. Foster

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H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan (process server)
Oliver Hardy ... Oliver (process server)
Edgar Kennedy ... Collis P. Kennedy
Jean Harlow ... Mrs. Kennedy
Harry Bernard ... Cop
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Baker Eddie Baker ... Sheriff
Bobby Dunn
Charlie Hall ... Truck driver
Sam Lufkin Sam Lufkin ... Man in sheriff's office
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Storyline

Stan & Ollie find work as debt collectors. Their first assignment is to collect a late payment on a radio set. The owner refuses to pay the debt, so Stan & Ollie decide to reclaim the set. The owner will not let the duo in to reclaim the radio, and a fight breaks out as Stan & Ollie try to break in while the owner tries his hardest to keep them out. Written by Andy Davidson

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1900s | 1920s | pay | payment | deposit | See All (52) »

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gli acchiappamosche See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Silent | Mono (music and sound effects)

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1.33 : 1
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In the 1920s and 1930s United States, the term "Bacon Grabbers" was used to describe those with legal authority from the Sheriff's Office to repossess the property if monthly payments are long overdue. See more »

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Featured in The Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy (1966) See more »

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Laurel & Hardy's mishaps with Edgar Kennedy.
30 October 2006 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This is a very amusing silent slapstick short from Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, this time opposing Edgar Kennedy.

This time Edgar Kennedy does not play a police officer but he is on the other side of the law; a person who hasn't paid his debt for a radio. Laurel & Hardy are sent out to collect the debt and Kennedy does everything he can to keep the boys out of his house, so he can keep his radio.

The movie is fast paced with slapstick moments that rapidly come after each other. Even the moments before the real 'action' and main plot line kicks in, are fast paced and highly amusing and involves Laurel & Hardy regular Charlie Hall, among others. So yes, you can really say that "Bacon Grabbers" is a movie that constantly amuses in a good fast comedy pace.

The real fun really begins from the moment the boys arrive at the Kennedy residence. The boys at first try to serve a summons and once they finally achieved that they try to repossess the radio. The events that happen during these moments is slapstick comedy at its best. Not too much story, just some good old fashioned visual and exaggerated comedy going on the screen, meaning lots of running around and wrecking things, especially towards the ending.

Beside Laurel & Hardy regulars Charlie Hall and Edgar Kennedy, the 18-year old Jean Harlow also shows up once more toward the ending of the movie, in a very small role as the Mrs. Kennedy.

Not the best known Laurel & Hardy movie but definitely worth checking out.

8/10

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