Stanley and Oliver, in their new jobs as footman and doorman at a ritzy hotel, wreak their usual havoc on the guests, including partially undressing a swanky blonde guest and repeatedly ...
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Stanley and Oliver, in their new jobs as footman and doorman at a ritzy hotel, wreak their usual havoc on the guests, including partially undressing a swanky blonde guest and repeatedly escorting a haughty Prussian nobleman into an empty elevator shaft.Written by
Paul Penna <email@example.com>
This was the first and most spectacular of three appearances by Jean Harlow in a Laurel and Hardy movie. She also appeared briefly in Bacon Grabbers (1929) and Liberty (1929). Because of her fond memories of working at the Roach lot, and because she had a great sense of humor, she graciously allowed Roach to use her photo in Beau Hunks (1931). Only Harlow could be a major catalyst in a movie in which she didn't even appear. See more »
[to the Swanky Blonde - i.e., Jean Harlow - as she arrives at the hotel]
Might I presume that you would condescend to accept my escortage?
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Nothing too remarkable just some good old fashioned entertainment.
The story of this movie is definitely not the strongest and is quite simple as well as formulaic, especially in the beginning. Luckily the movie later turns into a more slapstick like filled silent comedy shorts, with as a result some memorable funny sequences.
There are certainly some good comical sequences in this movie, which help to distinct this movie from other early Laurel & Hardy silent comedy shorts. Also the characters are fun and deliciously over-the-top. I especially liked the prince and his prime minister, for who at first our two boys were mistaken. The moments with them were the one's that made me laugh the most, despite the fact that it mostly was just nothing more than a constantly returning continuity joke.
The famous Jean Harlow also plays a part in this movie. Her presence works uplifting for the movie and also probably help to make this movie more of a memorable one than it in fact truly is on its own.
Not the best or most interesting Laurel & Hardy silent comedy shorts but enough things present to make this movie a better than average one.
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