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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
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The only Laurel and Hardy film in which they play fathers. See more »
The moves in the checkers games don't make any sense. See more »
Will you brats keep quiet? How do you expect me to **concentrate**?
Well, Oliver won't let me play with my blocks.
[to Ollie Jr]
Will you leave Stanley alone - and play quietly.
[speaking in a calmer and more conciliatory tone]
Certainly, if you must make a noise, make it **quietly**!
[in a deeply derisive tone]
Make a noise **quietly**...! Hmph!
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Several Laurel & Hardy shorts were released in the late 1930's with new titling and music scores. Most of these exist only in revised form however, Brats is also exists in its original 1930 version. See more »
Oliver Hardy: "I'll get the water. You might spill it," before the avalanche of water...
Especially interesting for the miniatures of STAN LAUREL and OLIVER HARDY, since they play dual roles of father and son. The "brats" in the title are the kids who distract their fathers from playing a game of chess and are told to quiet down.
All of the sight gags are fun to watch and the trick photography with the "kids" appearing to cope with over-sized furniture and props is another point of interest.
For the finale, the "kids" forget to turn the water in the tub off after Hardy gets cooled off by the ever thoughtful Stan. The cooling process backfires when the lads forget to turn the water off. The movie concludes with Oliver promising to get the kids a glass of water if they promise to go to sleep.
As Stan starts for the bathroom door, Oliver stops him. "I'll get the water. You might spill it." And then the avalanche of water for the final shot.
Good gags and plotting make this one of the duos more enjoyable shorts, all of it benefiting from the performances of Laurel and Hardy.
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