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Blotto (1930)

Passed | | Short, Comedy | 8 February 1930 (USA)
Stan fakes receiving a telegram so he can go to a club with Ollie and a bottle of his unsuspecting wife's liquor, but she overhears his plans.

Director:

James Parrott

Writers:

Leo McCarey (story), H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Anita Garvin Anita Garvin ... Mrs. Laurel
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Storyline

Stan purloins his wife's secret bottle of liquor to have a wild night out at the Rainbow Club with Ollie. However Mrs Laurel has replaced the booze with a noxious mixture of cold tea, mustard power and other hot ingredients. This doesn't prevent the boys from getting tipsy on the contents! Written by Stephen Harrison <stephen@telos.demon.co.uk>

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angeheitert See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1937 re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The print shown on TCM is the 1938 re-release, with production code approval on the title card, and an updated background musical score, similar to the one heard in Block-Heads (1938). See more »

Goofs

Stan climbs out of his window in order to send himself a telegram. The window blinds are a third of the way down on the external shots but fully up on the internal shots. See more »

Quotes

Stan: [Stan laughs to himself]
Ollie: What are you laughing at?
Stan: [Stan continues to laugh and gradually loses control of answering Ollie's question]
Stan: Wait 'til my wife finds out we drank her liquor!
StanOllie: [Both laugh hysterically]
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Connections

Remade as Music in Your Hair (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

The Curse of an Aching Heart
(1913) (uncredited)
Music by Al Piantadosi
Lyrics by Henry Fink
Performed by Frank Holliday
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Fooling The Wife With Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy
26 May 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A LAUREL & HARDY Comedy Short.

Stan & Ollie head for an evening at a ritzy nightclub, against the wishes of a furious Mrs. Laurel. After getting BLOTTO on a mixture of cold tea & Tabasco, the Boys make a noisy spectacle of themselves. But just wait until Mrs. L. shows up with a shotgun...

A very funny little film. Highlight: Stan's laughing fit. The tearjerker sung by the crooner that gets the Boys crying is `The Curse Of An Aching Heart', a popular ballad from 1913. Mrs. Laurel is played by Anita Garvin.


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