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Another Fine Mess (1930)

Two homeless vagabonds hide out in a vacant mansion and pose as the residents when prospective lessees arrive and try to rent it.

Director:

James Parrott

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
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Storyline

Homeless, penniless and one step ahead of the police, Stanley and Oliver take refuge in the home of big-game hunter Colonel Buckshot while the owner is on safari. When Lord and Lady Plumtree call to enquire about renting the house, Oliver pretends to be Colonel Buckshot, while Stanley masquerades as both butler and maid. All goes as well as can be expected, with Lady Plumtree and Stanley, in his guise as "Agnes," engaging in girl talk, until the real Colonel Buckshot returns unexpectedly. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy have many ups and downs -- Mr. Hardy takes charge of the upping, and Mr. Laurel does most of the downing.

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confusão em Profusão See more »

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Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System) (A Victor Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A Remake of their 1927 Silent Duck Soup See more »

Goofs

Going by the story line it takes place over one or two days but then again it seems only over a short time as the police are still waiting outside the house. See more »

Quotes

Lord Leopold Plumtree: [to Stan who is dressed as the maid] Pardon me, are you of any relation to the butler?
Ollie: Oh, yes, yes, they're twins. You see, one was born in Detroit, the other in Mee-a-mee.
[Laughs]
Lord Leopold Plumtree: I don't quite understand.
Ollie: Oh, that's all right. Neither do they.
[Laughs]
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Alternate Versions

The original UK VHS edition of this film (released on the Virgin/VVL label in 1991) omits 16 seconds in the scene where Hardy is looking for his billiard room. He opens the door and escorts Plumtree into a room and says "Now what did I do with that billiard room?" The scene runs from 18:32-18:48 on the UK DVD. The scene is restored in its entirety in the DVD edition. See more »

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Soundtracks

Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Marvin Hatley
Played during the opening credits
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Hiding From The Law With Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy
23 May 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A LAUREL & HARDY Comedy Short.

On the run from the police, Stan & Ollie hide in a deserted mansion. But when an English nobleman appears, wanting to rent the place & meet the owner and servants, the Boys find themselves in ANOTHER FINE MESS.

A funny early talkie. Highlight: Stan's hilarious impersonation of Agnes the Maid. That's James Finlayson as Colonel Buckshot, Charles K. Gerard & Thelma Todd as Lord and Lady Plumtree.


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