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 ...
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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At the beginning of the film, Stan gets out of the patrol car and marks an "X" on the car's left front tire with a piece of chalk. This was a method police used to use to see how long a car was parked in a particular spot if there was a signed restriction on the time a car could be parked there. See more »
Ollie falls in a pond but when he gets out his clothes are dry. See more »
New cops Laurel and Hardy bungle their way into arrest the Chief of Police in his own home.
Of course, that's not the only thing they bungle. They get into an argument with safecracker Frank Terry, with not a clue as to what is going on. That's one of the pleasures of Laurel & Hardy -- I almost wrote 'cartoons; -- shorts: their ability to keep going with no idea of what is going on.
It's not one of the best of the Boys' shorts. Well, they can't all be masterpieces. his one is only very funny.
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