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Unaccustomed As We Are (1929)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 4 May 1929 (USA)
Oliver invites his friend Stanley over for a nice home-cooked meal, but Mrs. Hardy wants nothing to do with it and walks out. Mrs. Kennedy, Oliver's beautiful neighbor from across the hall,... See full summary »


H.M. Walker (dialogue)




Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollver Hardy
Edgar Kennedy ... Officer Kennedy
Mae Busch ... Mrs. Hardy
Thelma Todd ... Mrs. Kennedy


Oliver invites his friend Stanley over for a nice home-cooked meal, but Mrs. Hardy wants nothing to do with it and walks out. Mrs. Kennedy, Oliver's beautiful neighbor from across the hall, volunteers to help out, but the boys' bumbling soon has her dress on fire. Her husband, a policeman, investigates the ruckus just as Oliver gets the now partially-unclad Mrs. Kennedy hidden in a trunk. Kennedy's boasting of how he handles his own womanizing backfires when his wife pops out of the trunk and blackens his eye. Meanwhile, Mrs. Hardy has returned and wonders what all the noise is coming from next door. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Comedy | Short


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Although their voices turned out to be perfect for their characters, Stan Laurel was apprehensive about his dialog because he had a slight lisp, and was afraid it would be exaggerated in films. See more »


Mrs. Kennedy: Oh, good evening, Mr Hardy.
Ollver Hardy: Good evening, Mrs Kennedy. This my friend, Mrs Kennedy.
Mrs. Kennedy: Good evening.
Ollver Hardy: I brought him home for dinner, Mrs Kennedy.
Mrs. Kennedy: Oh, how lovely of you, Mr Hardy.
Ollver Hardy: How is Mr Kennedy, Mrs Kennedy?
Mrs. Kennedy: Oh, he's very well, thank you, Mr Hardy.
Ollver Hardy: Is Mr Kennedy home, Mrs Kennedy?
Mrs. Kennedy: No he isn't, Mr Hardy. I must be going. Good night, Mr Hardy.
Ollver Hardy: Good night, Mrs Kennedy.
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Remade as Block-Heads (1938) See more »

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The Kitchen On Fire...Thrice
13 July 2008 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

'Unaccustomed As We Are' is another comical short where Laurel and Hardy argue with Hardy's wife...again. The duo are back with Thelma Todd, Edgar Kennedy and Mae Busch. It starts off with an Hardy bringing Laurel home to dinner and he's very excited about introducing him to his wife. Throughout the entire twenty minutes, the kitchen burns down thrice, the sensual neighbour has to disrobe and hide herself in a box, a policeman is involved...and lots of hilarious silly adventure. The short is quite well executed. I'm not much used to see Laurel and Hardy talk (and this apparently is their first talkie) so this was quite different from their usual work that I'm more acquainted with. Yes somehow I still prefer their silent films. While this may not be the best of the classic comic duo, it still remains entertaining thanks the the actors' impeccable comic timing even though it's now almost 80 years old.

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4 May 1929 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

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1.20 : 1
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