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Scram! (1932)

Commanded to "scram" out of town by a cantankerous judge, poor vagabonds, Stan and Ollie, slip into something more comfortable to spend the night at a sympathetic inebriate's home; however, is this the right house?

Directors:

Ray McCarey (as Raymond McCarey), Lloyd French (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Mr. Laurel
Oliver Hardy ... Mr. Hardy
Richard Cramer ... Judge Beaumont
Arthur Housman ... Drunk (as Arthur Houseman)
Vivien Oakland ... Mrs. Beaumont (as Vivian Oakland)
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Storyline

Ordered out of town by angry Judge Beaumont, vagrants Stanley and Oliver meet a congenial drunk who invites them to stay at his luxurious mansion. The drunk can't find his key, but the boys find a way in, sending the surprised woman inside into a faint. They revive her with what they think is water, but is actually gin, and all get tipsy in the process. Outside, the drunk realizes he's at the wrong house and stumbles off. Eventually, the real homeowner arrives, none other than Judge Beaumont. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Filming began on June 18th, 1932. This is one month before they embarked on their infamous UK Tour. See more »

Goofs

Laurel is seen smoking a cigar before he lights it. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Beaumont: He! He! Whoopee!
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Alternate Versions

There is also a colorized version. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in De Buik Vol (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
(uncredited)
Traditional
Partially Sung a cappella by Arthur Housman
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Good physical comedy but lacking their usual banter
3 January 2003 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Convicted of vagrancy, Laurel and Hardy are give one hour to get out of town or be jailed. On their way out of town they meet a drunk who has lost his car keys. They help him find them and he takes them to his house, but given the trouble they have getting inside, is it even his house?

As usual Stan and Oliver are homeless and workless. Here they are forced out of a town but think they've landed on their feet when a drunk takes them into his luxury home. This plot gives the leads only really one type of humour to concentrate on – physical routines. That isn't a major problem as they are pretty funny is never exactly setting the world on fire.

However I always liked their dialogue together as it is often hilarious and well written to make them both look foolish. Here there is none of this worth speaking of. Both the leads do well and there's no doubting their abilities when it comes to falling over in amusing way.

Overall this is funny if you like L&H's physical stuff which I do, but I did feel like the job was only half done when their was none of their usual banter.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scram! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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