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Laughing Gravy (1930)

Passed | | Short, Comedy | November 1930 (USA)
Stan and Ollie try to hide their pet dog Laughing Gravy from their exasperated, mean tempered landlord, who has a "No Pets" policy.

Director:

James W. Horne

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue) (as H. M. Walker)
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Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
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Storyline

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 Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Short | Comedy

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Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Laurel and Hardy: Laughing Gravy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original) | (restored)

Sound Mix:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ollie: [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]
Ollie: My pal! And to think, you're giving it all up for me.
Stan: For you? I didn't want to leave Laughing Gravy.
[takes back the dog]
Ollie: OH...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

A three reel version concerning an inheritance for Stan exists. See more »

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Alternate-language version of Los calaveras (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

You'll Be Sorry Just Too Late
(1907) (uncredited)
Written by Billy Gaston
Sung a cappella by Oliver Hardy in the three-reel version
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Two Versions
13 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Laughing Gravy (1931)

*** (out of 4)

2-reel version

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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