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Me and My Pal (1933)

Passed | | Short, Comedy | 22 April 1933 (USA)
It's the morning of Oliver's wedding to oil baron Peter Cucumber's daughter. While waiting for the taxi to take them to the ceremony, Oliver and his best man Stanley become absorbed in a ... See full summary »

Directors:

Charley Rogers (as Charles Rogers), Lloyd French (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy ... Oliver Hardy
James Finlayson ... Peter Cucumber
Marion Bardell Marion Bardell ... Bride
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Storyline

It's the morning of Oliver's wedding to oil baron Peter Cucumber's daughter. While waiting for the taxi to take them to the ceremony, Oliver and his best man Stanley become absorbed in a jigsaw puzzle, Stanley's wedding present. Eventually the taxi driver, the butler, a policeman and a messenger boy all get involved with the puzzle, while Cucumber fumes as he awaits the long-overdue groom. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Short | Comedy

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Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dick & Doof als Mitgiftjäger 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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Trivia

The voice on the radio is performed by Frank Terry. He is also on screen playing Hives, Mr. Hardy's butler. See more »

Goofs

James C Morton pushes Eddie Dunn into the radio knocking off a vase of flowers and the picture hanging above it ends up crooked but after the tussle they're both neat. See more »

Quotes

Peter Cucumber: [taking the IN MEMORY wreath] I just might have some use for this.
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Alternate Versions

There is also a colorized version. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Twee Handen Op Een Buik (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played by the band at the wedding
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Simple And That's Not A Criticism
11 April 2017 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

Oliver Hardy is about to marry in to the family of a rich oil magnate so right away you know things won't be going to plan. Ollie is part of a double act whose humour comes out of his bullying of Stan Laurel so right away you know whose side to take and this short is no different . Let's be honest and say without the slightest feeling of guilt we love it when the bully's life lies in tatters

One thing I have noticed about the L&H shorts is that despite having a short running time - that's why they're called shorts after all- there's often a feeling of two different stories joined together, You might actually be astounded then when I was once briefly sitting in on an indie film company in Edinburgh up and coming short film makers would make the same mistake. It's probably not a fault of short film making but because of the nature of short film making it's far more noticeable than a 90 page screenplay. Here in this 1933 contribution everything is streamlined and simple and is all the better for it. It's also interesting as a window when jigsaws' and listening to the radio were classed as entertainment


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