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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?

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 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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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

Aspect Ratio:

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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Bacon Grabbers is another of Laurel & Hardy's enjoyable late silent comedy shorts
15 August 2011 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this, the penultimate silent Laurel & Hardy short, on YouTube. In this one, they are repo men trying to get Edgar Kennedy's radio since he hadn't paid installments in the previous 8 years! I'll stop there and just say how funny most of the shenanigans are especially with the sound effects used like when the motor on Stan & Ollie's car is starting or when Kennedy uses his sound prop dog to scare the boys. Charlie Hall also appears as someone who for once tries to help them. And a young lady named Jean Harlow, who also appeared in their last short-Double Whoopee, makes one here as well as...well, watch this if you want to know. So on that note, Bacon Grabbers comes recommended.


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