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Scram! (1932)

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... See full summary »

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

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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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10 September 1932 (USA)  »

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Ayuda al prójimo  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Laurel is seen smoking a cigar before he lights it. See more »

Quotes

Judge: How do you plead?
Oliver: Not guilty.
Judge: On what grounds?
Stanley Laurel: We weren't on the ground - we were sleeping on a park bench.
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Spoofed in De Buik Vol (2010) See more »

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My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
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Partially Sung a cappella by Arthur Housman
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Uproarious Laurel and Hardy comedy
14 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

SCRAM!

Aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Sound format: Mono

(Black and white - Short film)

Ordered out of town by an aggressive judge (Richard Cramer), two vagrants (Laurel and Hardy) become involved with a drunken motorist (Arthur Housman) who invites them home. Unfortunately, he takes them to the wrong house...

Brilliantly constructed short film, directed by Raymond McCarey and scripted by H.M. Walker, in which L&H fall foul of the same judge on two separate occasions, with hilarious (and painful) consequences. Cast alongside some of the best comic actors of the day (Housman is note-perfect in his signature role, while Cramer plays it straight as the no-nonsense judge), L&H ply their trade with consummate skill, and the scene in which co-star Vivien Oakland gets blind drunk and sets off a chain reaction of uproarious laughter is a joy. Wonderful stuff, a highlight of L&H's distinguished career.


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