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Brats (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Short, Family | 22 March 1930 (USA)
Laurel and Hardy's bid for a quiet evening of checkers and pool is constantly interrupted by their squabbling brats little Ollie and little Stanley.

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Complete credited cast:
... Stan Sr. / Stanley Jr.
... Ollie Sr. / Oliver Jr.
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Stanley and Oliver are trying to spend a relaxing night at home playing checkers, but the antics of their mischievous sons keep interrupting their recreation. Exasperated, the fathers send their misbehaving offspring to bed and start in on a furniture-destroying game of billiards. Upstairs, the kids continue to cause a ruckus and leave the bathtub faucet running full force. Finally, Oliver asks if they'll go to sleep if he gives them each a drink of water, then heads for the bathroom door. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy remained at home to take care of the children -- Their wives had gone out to target practice.

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Comedy | Short | Family

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22 March 1930 (USA)  »

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Das Kind in der Wanne  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Opening credits: From 1927 to 1940, LAUREL & HARDY made marvelous short subjects and feature films at Hal Roach Studios, earning praise as the greatest comedy team ever produced by the movies or television. The world has never stopped laughing.

We are pleased to present newly restored and painstakingly preserved original versions of these comedy masterworks. Transfered to safety film from the finest surviving 35 mm elements, all are complete, most have reinstated original titles, and two even contain new footage never before released!

The KirchGroup takes pride in preserving these classics for future generations. See more »

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The bedroom door doorknob - which had broken - was back together when the fathers first came to the bedroom. See more »

Quotes

Ollie Sr.: [singing softly] Go to sleep, my ba-a-a-by, my ba-a-a-by, my ba...
Stan Sr.: [interrupting loudly] MY BA-A-ABY!
[kids wake up with a shocked start]
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Referenced in The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) See more »

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'Tain't No Sin (to Dance Around in Your Bones)
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Music by Walter Donaldson
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Very good comedy short
1 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

One of the better Laurel & Hardy comedy short movies I have seen, 'Brats' stars only Stanley Laurel and Oliver Hardy. They play Stan and Ollie and their sons. Both wives are out and now they have to take care of the children. While the children play the two adults play a game of checkers, with Laurel easily winning. After the children fight over and over again the kids are send to bed, but there their arguments continue. The fathers play a game of pool in the meanwhile.

This is a very creative short, with lots of big laughs. The scenes with the children have some very large furniture so the actors look smaller. For that reason alone this short is recommended, but fortunately there are more reasons, including those big laughs I mentioned. A very good comedy short, highly recommended.


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