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 ... See full summary »
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Keen on climbing the social ladder by marrying a rich widow, Oliver finds the nerve to cheat on his partner, Stanley, unbeknownst to him that her favourite hobby is murder. Now, it seems that he is next. Who can save Oliver the Eighth?
In the dead of winter, street musicians Stanley and Oliver aren't getting much business in a run-down neighborhood, and then their instruments are smashed in a run-in with a formidable ... See full summary »
It's the morning of Oliver's wedding to oil baron Peter Cucumber's daughter. While waiting for the taxi to take them to the ceremony, Oliver and his best man Stanley become absorbed in a ... See full summary »
On their way to the train station with their wives for a vacation in Atlantic City, Stanley and Oliver get a phone call from a fellow lodge member who tells them a surprise stag party in ... See full summary »
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After far too many break-ins on his watch, an ineffective policeman approaches the unsuspecting vagabonds, Laurel and Hardy, with a preposterous proposition; one that would get him off the hook. But, are the boys up to the task?
Chimney sweeps Stanley and Oliver go about their job, reducing Professor Noodle's living room to a shambles in the process, while the mad doctor works in his laboratory perfecting his "... See full summary »
Stanley and Oliver try unsuccessfully to keep their pet dog, "Laughing Gravy" hidden from their grumpy landlord, who throws the pooch out into the snow. The rescue and further attempts to hide the dog result in mayhem, which is interrupted by the arrival of a registered letter informing Stanley that he's inherited a fortune from his rich uncle. There's one catch, though: he has to renounce his friendship with Oliver, who the uncle characterizes as a "nitwit."Written by
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Opening credits prologue: 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 »
After Stan has pulled the dog up in the sheet and closed the window, Ollie shouts 'Hey'. From behind, he has both hands to his mouth, but only one from the front. See more »
[Stan prepares to leave with Laughing Gravy, but Ollie stops him and takes the dog]
You're not going to strip me of everything, are you? It's going to be lonesome enough without you taking the dog. Goodbye.
[Stan prepares to leave, but stops and looks back at Ollie one more time. Then he throws down his suitcase, takes out the inheritance letter and rips it up; Ollie beams]
My pal! And to think, you're giving it all up for me.
For you? I didn't want to leave Laughing Gravy.
[takes back the dog]
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A three reel version concerning an inheritance for Stan exists. See more »
Laurel and Hardy try to hide their pet dog from the landlord. I wouldn't say this short is overly funny but there's enough fun moments to keep it entertaining. All the stuff with the landlord is good but the stuff with the dog doesn't work as well. Hardy falling in a barrel of water is certainly the highlight.
Laughing Gravy (1931)
** 1/2 (out of 4)
extended 3-reel version
Foreign markets got this extended version with an extra reel, which really hurts the film. Nothing in this added reel is funny so it's no wonder why it was cut out in most places.
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