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Bacon Grabbers (1929)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 19 October 1929 (USA)
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?

Director:

Lewis R. Foster

Writer:

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 | payment | deposit | sheriff | See All (49) »

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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent | Mono (music and sound effects)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Bacon Grabbers was in production just as movies were beginning to be recorded with sound. Hal Roach saw that sound was the wave of the future, and although the studio had not yet perfected voice recording, this picture originally had sound effects and some music, although no dialog. See more »

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

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Destruction
8 October 2005 | by tedgSee all my reviews

This was the 25th short as a team. I'm only now dipping into Laurel and Hardy in a serious way, but the whole 20 year collaboration seems to be based on two things: the comedy of destruction, and a sort of flummoxed humiliation.

We laugh at both, but it is the destruction (or sometimes a chase) that makes the best stories for these guys.

We see a door and we know they will do everything to that door that they can imagine. All the comic possibilities are exhausted. We see a ladder and know that clever minds will invent dozens of gags to surround it.

If there is a radio involved, and we know that each event increases the value of the thing, that it will be destroyed.

This was made the same year as "Big Business: which was the high point of the destructive model. Nothing so extreme here, but you can see how they think.

Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.


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