Ollie is running for mayor when an old flame (Mae Busch) tries to blackmail him with a old photo ('just the same old apple-cheeked boy'). Stan's attempts to help Ollie keep the blackmailer ...
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Ollie is running for mayor when an old flame (Mae Busch) tries to blackmail him with a old photo ('just the same old apple-cheeked boy'). Stan's attempts to help Ollie keep the blackmailer at bay incur the wrath of the shrewish Mrs Laurel who takes her revenge with an axe.Written by
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When Ollie gives Mae Busch's fur stole to his wife he tells her it's a Xmas present to which she says 'But it's only July' If that's the case then why is Stan wearing a heavy overcoat when he goes to Mae's flat later? It's convenient because he hides the incriminating photo under it but otherwise he wouldn't seem to need it. See more »
Ollie and his blackmailer are sitting in a desk chair by a window. When people burst into the office, the chair is now suddenly on the other side of the desk. Moments later, the chair is back again behind the desk and near the window. See more »
The version of this film available on DVD is a mediocre Film Classics reissue print in which the original MGM credits have been replaced and the title of the film is absent. The computer-colorized version features the original credits minus the MGM lion. The Spanish language version, "Politiquerías", features the full MGM credits and the lion as well. See more »
Laurel & Hardy provide some great laughs in this one, Chickens Come Home-
Ollie is running for mayor but first he has to get rid of an old flame (Mae Busch) who wants to be paid or else she'll expose their affair on the front page courtesy of an incriminating photo. So he sends Stan to keep on eye on her while he entertains some important guests at his house with his wife (Thelma Todd) and butler (James Finlayson) in tow. I'll stop there and just say this was another hilarious Laurel & Hardy short that I highly enjoyed from beginning to end. Finlayson and Ms. Todd's reactions really got me going along with, of course, Stan & Ollie's antics concerning Ms. Busch's presence. And how about Norma Drew as Mrs. Laurel. And hearing Stan saying the iconic "nice mess" line was also great to hear! It should be noted this was made during the early talkie era when, if you wanted to see this in another language, instead of dubbing the lead actors would then read the alternate words at a blackboard off-screen with support from alternate players who came from the country of origin of that language or at least someone who knew it well. So now I'm going to watch the Spanish version of this short...
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