Stan and Ollie are Christmas tree salesmen in California. Business is slow and a simple argument with one grumpy prospective customer (James Finlayson) escalates from a simple argument into full scale mutual destruction with Stan & Ollie destroying the customers house and garden, whilst Finlayson reduces their car to scrap metal, all under the disbelieving gaze of a police officer and an assembled crowd.
The story of a man who turned the other cheek-and got punched in the nose.
Did You Know?
Thinking Finlayson will buy a tree, Stan calls out "Babe!" to Oliver Hardy, who is standing at their car. Babe was Oliver Hardy's nickname, but was not used in the films. As a silent, no one felt a need to correct it. See more
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