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Bacon Grabbers (1929)

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. ... See full summary »

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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 Harry Bernard ... Cop
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Baker Eddie Baker ... Sheriff
Bobby Dunn
Charlie Hall Charlie Hall ... Truck driver
Sam Lufkin Sam Lufkin ... Man in sheriff's office
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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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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

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1.33 : 1
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Debt collector fun
1 September 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were comedic geniuses, individually and together, and their partnership was deservedly iconic and one of the best there was. They left behind a large body of work, a vast majority of it being entertaining to classic comedy, at their best they were hilarious and their best efforts were great examples of how to do comedy without being juvenile or distasteful.

Although a vast majority of Laurel and Hardy's previous efforts ranged from above average to very good ('45 Minutes from Hollywood' being the only misfire and mainly worth seeing as a curiosity piece and for historical interest, and even that wasn't a complete mess), 'Two Tars' for me was their first truly classic one with close to flawless execution. Didn't find 'Bacon Grabbers' as one of their best and a bit disappointing compared to their late 1928 and previous 1929 efforts, which were among their best and funniest early work. It is still very good and has much of what makes Laurel and Hardy's work as appealing as it is.

It may not be "new" material as such and the first part takes a little bit too time to get going and is a little formulaic.

When 'Bacon Grabbers' does get going, which it does do quite quickly, it is great fun, not always hilarious but never less than very amusing, the best moments being classic Laurel and Hardy. It is never too silly, a wackiness that never loses its energy and the sly wit emerges here, some of the material may not be new but how it's executed actually doesn't feel too familiar and it doesn't get repetitive.

Laurel and Hardy are on top form here, both are well used, both have material worthy of them and they're equal rather than one being funnier than the other (before Laurel tended to be funnier and more interesting than Hardy, who tended to be underused). Their chemistry feels like a partnership here too, before 'Two Tars' you were yearning for more scenes with them together but in 'Bacon Grabbers' we are far from robbed of that. Their comic timing is impeccable.

'Bacon Grabbers' looks good visually, is full of energy and the direction gets the best out of the stars, is at ease with the material and doesn't let it get too busy or static. The supporting players are solid from particularly Edgar Kennedy.

Overall, very good. Not essential or classic Laurel and Hardy, but a very good representation of them. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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