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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At one point Stan Laurel gives out a phone number, and it was his own personal number at the time. See more »
Several seconds before Stan blows soot in Ollie's face you can see Ollie shut his eyes in anticipation. See more »
Do you realise that this is the only suit that I've got left? It's enough to make a man burst out crying.
[Stan starts to cry]
Well, I couldn't help it. I was doing the best I could...
Shut up and get this mess cleaned up! Do you know that my wife will be home at noon?
Say, what do you think I am? Cinderella? If I had any sense I'd walk out on you.
Well it's a good thing you haven't any sense!
It certainly is!
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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 »
The Moon and You
Written by Leroy Shield
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Cleanin' Up The House With Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy
Stan & Ollie are HELPMATES, always ready to assist the other out of a jam. So, with his house a wreck after a wild party and his shrew-of-a-wife returning from her Chicago trip in a few hours, Ollie asks Stan to help him clean-up. Perhaps that wasn't the wisest choice...
A funny little film, with lots of slapstick humor. Once again, one can't help wondering how Ollie could take so many bonks on the head without it damaging him.
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