Chimney sweeps Stanley and Oliver go about their job, reducing Professor Noodle's living room to a shambles in the process, while the mad doctor works in his laboratory perfecting his "... See full summary »
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It's a typical day at the woodshop for Stanley and Oliver, getting jammed in windows, puncturing water pipes, getting stuck to glue brushes, having tiffs with their co-workers, and finally getting their car cut in half in a giant band-saw.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 masterworks. Transfered to safety film on the finest surviving 35 mm elements, all are complete, most have reinstated original titles, and two even contain new footage never before released!
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The sawmill where Laurel and Hardy work is equipped with precision saws and other high-accuracy motorized lumber-machining equipment, so there would not likely have been any reason/occasion for the Boys to have needed to use "primitive" woodworking tools like a manual jack-plane for simple "non technical" carpentry tasks like merely smoothing an ordinary flat board. They would only have needed hand-tools for more delicate "hands-on" or "people-skills-requiring" tasks like lightly shaving/sanding the parts of the window-frame assembly to allow the sashes to slide up and down smoothly. See more »
[after he and Stan have landed after toppling over on the ladder and demolishing the utility shed, with Stan clutching Ollie's ears in terror]
Will you let go of my EA-YUHS?
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This gem is pure Laurel and Hardy, no plot, just the boys having fun in a lumberyard.
They use the props available to their absolute best advantage. There is very little dialogue, and it's unnecessary, as they show their tremendous ability to get laughs from the simplest situations and without engaging in vulgar comments today's "comedians" depend upon to get a laugh.
This is a timeless classic. I would rank it as their best, with the possible exception of Tit for Tat, Brats and Towed in a Hole.
It's unfortunate that DVDs of this classic are not readily available in the U.S. at this time.
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