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|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
Susie the Horse (uncredited)
Professor von Schwarzenhoffen (uncredited)
Piano Salesman (uncredited)
Mrs. von Schwarzenhoffen (uncredited)
|H.M. Walker||...||(dialogue) (as H. M. Walker)|
|Hal Roach||...||producer (uncredited)|
|Len Powers||...||(photographed by)|
|Walter Lundin||...||(uncredited) (photographed by)|
|Richard C. Currier||...||(as Richard Currier)|
|Morey Lightfoot||...||assistant director (uncredited)|
|James Greene||...||recording engineer (as James Green)|
|Marvin Hatley||...||composer: theme music (uncredited)|
|Leroy Shield||...||composer: stock music (uncredited)|
- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (1932) (United States) (theatrical)
- Film Classics (1944) (United States) (theatrical) (re-release)
- Equity British Films (1946) (United Kingdom) (theatrical) (re-release) (as Equity British Films Ltd.)
- The Nostalgia Merchant (1987) (United States) (VHS) (For Fox Hills Video included in "Laurek and Hardy Comedy Classics Volume 1")
- Video Treasures (1991) (United States) (VHS)
- Artisan Entertainment (2003) (United States) (DVD)
- Hallmark Home Entertainment (2003) (United States) (DVD)
- A-1 Video (United States) (DVD)
- Epoca (Argentina) (VHS)
- RHI Entertainment (United States) (tv) (as RHI Entertainment, Inc.) (presents)
- Top Tape (Brazil) (VHS)
The Laurel & Hardy Moving Co. have a challenging job on their hands (and backs): hauling a player piano up a monumental flight of stairs to Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen's house. Their task is complicated by a sassy nursemaid and, unbeknownst to them, the impatient Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen himself. But the biggest problem is the force of gravity, which repeatedly pulls the piano back down to the bottom of the stairs. Finally, the irate Professor explodes in fury to discover the "mechanical blunderbuss" in his home, not knowing it was a surprise birthday present from his wife.
Written by Paul Penna
|Taglines||Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy decided to reorganize and resupervise their entire financial structure- so they took the $3.80 and went into business. See more »|
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|Trivia||The monumental staircase in the film still exists, in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles, between 923 and 935 Vendome Street. There are 131 steps. See more »|
|Goofs||According to the titles in the film the events take place later "that afternoon". When Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy do eventually get the piano into the house the clock on the mantle reads 9:45. This cannot be accurate because it would not be daylight at this time of day. See more »|
|Movie Connections||Edited into Dance of the Cookoos (1982). See more »|
|Soundtracks||(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land See more »|
Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen:
[the piano is blocking his path]
Well? Either of you two numbskulls going to take this thing out of the way?
Ollie: What's it to you?
Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen: I should like to pass.
Ollie: Why don't you walk around?
Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen: Walk around? Me? Professor Theodore Von Schwarzenhoffen? M.D., A.D, D.D.S, F.L.D, F.F.F und F should walk around? Get that thing out of my way! Go on, out of the way!
[Stan slaps his hat off. It flies into the street and is flattened by a truck]
Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen: Very nice. I'll have you arrested for this! I'll have you thrown in jail! I'm professor T.D.A!
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