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County Hospital (1932)

Approved | | Short, Comedy | 25 June 1932 (USA)
In the hospital with a broken leg Ollie is visited by Stan, who brings him hard-boiled eggs, nuts, and total mayhem.

Director:

James Parrott

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Billy Gilbert ... The Doctor
May Wallace ... Miss Wallace - Head Nurse
William Austin ... Ollie's Hospital Roommate
Estelle Etterre ... Nurse (as Belle Hare)
Lilyan Irene Lilyan Irene ... Nurse
Dorothy Layton ... Nurse
Sam Lufkin Sam Lufkin ... Policeman
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Storyline

Visiting Oliver in the hospital where he's recovering from a broken leg, Stanley wreaks havoc on both his friend (getting Oliver strung up from the ceiling by his cast-encased leg) as well as the doctor, who winds up dangling out the window. After they're ordered out, Stanley tries to drive Oliver home, unaware that he's just accidentally injected himself with a powerful sedative. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Mr. Hardy fell on his leg and was laid up for two months. Mr. Laurel fell on his head and hadn't felt better in years.

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Estado Grave See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The exterior of the County Hospital was the City Hall for Culver City. Part of the frontage is still standing, albeit inside a compound. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: As for you, get your clothes on and get out of here at once! Do you understand?
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Crazy Credits

The original MGM credits were replaced around 1937 for a reissue in which the names of the director and others were removed. The Film Classics reissue, based on the 1937 reissue (and issued on DVD), removed all references to MGM although the opening lion can still be heard on the soundtrack. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original print of this film is probably lost. The available version (also on DVD) is a Film Classics reissue print derived from an MGM 1937 reissue when the director and technical credits were removed. The Film Classics version also removed the MGM lion, although it can still be heard on the soundtrack. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Written by Marvin Hatley
Played during the opening credits
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Hospital Fun With Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy
16 March 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A LAUREL & HARDY Comedy Short. Ollie is blissfully relaxing in the COUNTY HOSPITAL with unspecified problems with his right leg. His peace is shattered when Stan arrives for a visit. After innocently proceeding to wreck the room & nearly killing the doctor, Stan sits on a hypodermic full of sleeping medication. He then attempts to drive Ollie home (he's been thrown out by the infuriated doctor). Chaos ensues as sleepy Stanley proceeds down a very busy city street.

A fine little film, though not in the same class as the Boy's classics. One has to wonder - again - how Ollie could engage in such rough physical comedy without breaking his neck. That's Billy Gilbert as the harassed & harried doctor.


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