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Oliver's house is in a shambles after a wild party, and his wife is due home at noon. He calls Stanley to help him fix the place up, and the typical catastrophies ensue. Somehow, however, Stanley manages to complete the job by the time Oliver leaves to pick up his wife at the train station. As a finishing touch, Stan decides to start a nice fire in the fireplace, using a can of gasoline to hurry the process along.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 »
Ollie throws a flowerpot through the window. It goes sailing through the house, out the opposite window and hits a gardener on the back of the head. However, right before it hits, a hand can be seen throwing the pot directly at him. See more »
Listen, I'm in a slight predicament. My wife's coming home at noon today unexpectedly. And just look at this house.
[sees the mess]
What's the matter with it?
What's the matter with it? You never met my wife, have you?
Yes, I never did.
What do you mean "Yes I never did"?
[shows him wedding photo of a frowning bride]
That's my wife.
Isn't she sweet.
Where is your wife?
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Opening credits prologue: When the cat's away - The mice start looking up telephone numbers - See more »
Scenes deleted in the 1986 colorized version were: Ollie and Stan talking on the phone about Stan not coming to the party because a dog bit him and he might have "hydrophosphates"; at the beginning of the feature, we pan around the room at the mess, and in the colorized verison, just stills of the mess are shown. See more »
Laurel and Hardy showed their greatness in classic shorts such as this. Slapstick with an economy of storytelling.
While the cat's away the mouse comes out to play and this big mouse, Oliver has thrown a party which has left his house in a mess and him with a hangover. Trouble looms as his wife is arriving home from a trip earlier than expected.
Oliver Invites Stan to help him clear up which leads to one disaster to another. Oliver would be lucky if his house is standing upright.
Both are at their bumbling best.
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