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The Midnight Patrol (1933)

Passed | | Short, Comedy | 3 August 1933 (USA)
Novice policemen Stanley and Oliver, eating lunch in their patrol car, nearly have their spare tire stolen by a thief and his sassy partner. They then miss the broadcast address of a ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd French
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Officer Stanley Laurel
Oliver Hardy ... Officer Oliver Hardy
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Storyline

Novice policemen Stanley and Oliver, eating lunch in their patrol car, nearly have their spare tire stolen by a thief and his sassy partner. They then miss the broadcast address of a burglary in progress, and Stanley borrows the phone in a jewelry store to call the station, mistaking the safecracker inside for the shop's owner. The boys eventually manage to catch the apparent burglar and bring him back to the station, only to find it's really the police chief, who'd been locked out of his house. The chief exacts a rather dire revenge upon the two rookie cops. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Short | Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

That jewel thief was the dumbest of the dumb. What kind of a decent burglar tries to open a safe merely by banging on the side of it, when even a five-year-old would know this would not work, and would merely make enough noise to raise the dead and wake the entire community. See more »

Goofs

Ollie falls in a pond but when he gets out his clothes are dry. See more »

Quotes

Car Dispatcher: Calling Car Thirteen
Oliver: That's Us
Car Dispatcher: Calling Car One-Three
Stanley: I thought he said Thirteen.
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Funny moments for Laurel
7 January 2004 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

Laurel and Hardy are police officers. They must get a burglar although we know that the man they are looking for is no real burglar. He just wasn't able to enter his own house.

With some very funny moments for Laurel and some pretty nice verbal jokes as well this short is entertaining enough although I have seen better from Laurel and Hardy. The story itself has some nice surprises.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calling All Cars 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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