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Blotto (1930)

Approved | | 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:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

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

This is the first sound film to feature Laurel & Hardy's "laughing" routine, in which Stan's single giggle crescendo's into hysterical laughter from both. See more »

Goofs

In the phone booth scene, when Hardy looks up Laurel's phone number the first time, he finds the number about one-inch into the directory. The second time he looks up the number, he goes much farther into the directory to locate the number. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Laurel: [Stan and Ollie are laughing hysterically] What's so funny?
Stan: [holds up and points to an empty bottle - still laughing] We drank your liqour!
Mrs. Laurel: That wasn't liqour; it was cold tea.
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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical release in 1931 ran to just 21 minutes 7 seconds as opposed to the full 26 minutes when released in the USA. See more »

Connections

Edited into Dance of the Cookoos (1982) 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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Blotto
17 June 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

The boys find themselves in mischief again as Stan tries to sneak out of his house and out of the clutches of his wife to meet with Ollie. The Mrs. is smart to their plans as she then creates a wild concoction for the boys as they try to get their hands on a bottle of liquor. The boys get out safely and head for a club where the bottle would be unleashed. Even though the bottle is filled with tea and other non-alcoholic substances, that still doesn't stop the boys from causing a little mayhem. Constant laughter all the way, as only these two fellows can provide.


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