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Below Zero (1930)

Approved | | Short, Comedy | 26 April 1930 (USA)
In the dead of winter, street musicians Stanley and Oliver aren't getting much business in a run-down neighborhood, and then their instruments are smashed in a run-in with a formidable ... See full summary »

Director:

James Parrott

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue) (as H. M. Walker)
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Cast

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Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
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Storyline

In the dead of winter, street musicians Stanley and Oliver aren't getting much business in a run-down neighborhood, and then their instruments are smashed in a run-in with a formidable woman. Their luck seems to turn when they find a wallet full of money, but are about to lose it to a thief when a passing policeman chases the thug off. The boys treat the officer to a meal, but when Stanley pulls out the wallet to pay, the cop recognizes it as his own. Rather than running them in as pickpockets, he pays his own tab and leaves Stanley and Oliver at the mercy of the gruff headwaiter. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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The freezing winter of '29 will long be remembered- Mr. Hardy's nose was so blue, Mr. Laurel shot it for a jay-bird.

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Below Zero See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (A Victor Recording) (Western Electric Sound System) (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This film was simultaneously produced in a Spanish language version, Tiembla y Titubea (1930) with the actors speaking their own lines. Laurel and Hardy read their lines from cue cards on which Spanish was written phonetically. At the time of early talkies, dubbing was not yet perfected. See more »

Goofs

When the two take off running with the wallet, Hardy has it. After they crash into the cop, Laurel suddenly has it. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: The freezing winter of '29 will long be remembered-

-Mr. Hardy's nose was so blue, Mr. Laurel shot it for a jay-bird- See more »

Alternate Versions

A colorized version exists. See more »

Connections

Alternate-language version of Tiembla y Titubea (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Good Old Summertime
(1902) (uncredited)
Music by George Evans
Lyrics by Ren Shields
Sung by Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel, with Hardy on bass violin and Laurel on piano
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Eight above zero.
21 October 2006 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This is a rather enjoyable short Laurel & Hardy picture with again a story divided in two parts, that are both good and enjoyable in their own way.

Problem with some of the Laurel & Hardy pictures is that the movies that are divided in two separate parts are not the best or most consistent ones, due to the fact that often the one part is better than the other. In this case both parts of the movie have their own certain charm and entertainment value and they go very well together.

The first part is fun and a bit slapstick like and features some good old fashioned snowball fights. To be honest in the second part nothing really happens but it's hilarious nevertheless, due to the very fine comedy execution from director James Parrott and actors Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. It makes both parts solid and should more than please the fans.

8/10

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