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The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)

It looks like the boys won't need to fish off the end of the pier to feed themselves any longer when Stanley's rich uncle Ebenezer Laurel dies, leaving a large estate. But when he and ... See full summary »

Director:

James Parrott

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue) (as H. M. Walker)
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Cast

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Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
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Storyline

It looks like the boys won't need to fish off the end of the pier to feed themselves any longer when Stanley's rich uncle Ebenezer Laurel dies, leaving a large estate. But when he and Oliver arrive for the reading of the will, they learn that Ebenezer was murdered, and that Stan, along with all the other relatives, is a prime suspect. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Taglines:

Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy decided they needed a rest -- They had been out of work since 1921.

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras de Laurel e Hardy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Oliver is looking at the newspaper ad, the initials of the person who placed the ad are L.A.H., representing Laurel and Hardy. See more »

Goofs

Stan crumples up the newspaper he's been reading and throws it in river but the wind blows it back as a full open paper into Ollies' face. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Where were you born?
Stanley: I don't know.
Oliver: Fancy not knowing where you were born!
Stanley: Well, I was too young to remember.
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Connections

Alternate-language version of Noche de duendes (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Written by Marvin Hatley
Played in the score
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If you love Laurel and Hardy, you'll like this!
26 July 2004 | by klutch_kruschSee all my reviews

If you love Laurel and Hardy, you'll like this! Not only is it witty, but clever as well. By this I mean to say the two silly boys show their cleverness in getting themselves out of some very witty situations. How did this pudgy-faced minstrel and his awkward looking partner ever become so popular anyway? Oh well, no matter. We shall continue to enjoy their outrageously hilarious short subjects for many more years to come. Don't miss this remarkable true story about two vagrant bums who dream up a scheme to murder their rich uncle Alfred in order to collect the insurance money. All this and more. It's an excellent film, and everyone ought to see it.


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