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Hog Wild (1930)

Passed | | Short, Comedy | 31 May 1930 (USA)
Ollie can't find his hat, much to the amusement of his wife and maid. Then Ollie and Stan attempt to install a rooftop radio antenna.

Director:

James Parrott

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
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Storyline

Mrs. Hardy insists that Oliver mount the radio aerial on the roof before he goes off gallivanting with his friend Stanley. But with Stanley's assistance, Oliver spends more time falling off the roof than atop it. Making one last attempt, Oliver climbs to the top of a ladder he's mounted on his Model T Ford, but just then Stanley accidentally starts the car. A wild ride through the streets of Culver City culminates in an unscheduled streetcar stop. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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ladder | aerial | antenna | radio | hat | See All (23) »

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Amnesia! Mr. Hardy was beginning to forget things but Mr. Laurel had no fear of losing his memory-As a matter of fact, Mr. Laurel never had a memory to lose.

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Short | Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aerial Antics See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The house used in filming was built specifically for the movie on a rented lot on Madison Avenue in Culver City. See more »

Goofs

Ollie falls off the roof into a pond, gets out and he's dry. See more »

Quotes

Ollie: That's the trouble with you wives. You're always hidings things so that we husbands can't find them. Why I can't even find the telephone in this house!
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Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Written by Marvin Hatley
Played during the opening credits and at the end
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Enjoyable Short Feature
9 July 2001 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This is one of many Laurel & Hardy short features that show how much mileage the great comedy duo were able to get out of a single situation. After a somewhat slow opening sequence, Stan and Ollie have to install a radio antenna on Ollie's roof, and things quickly get "Hog Wild", as everything that can happen does happen. You can see a lot of the gags coming in this one, but they are still very funny, done cleverly and with expert timing. It gets even better as it goes along. This one is worth making a point to see if you are a fan of Laurel and Hardy.


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