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Brain specialist Oliver and his secretary Stanley bicker over listening in on each other's phone calls. Nevertheless, plans procede to celebrate the anniversary of their weddings to each other's sisters. At home, preparations go awry as the two wives also get on each other's nerves.Written by
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One sequence that was scripted but not filmed involved a film projector. When Stan asks his 'sister' for a table cloth to use as a screen she pulls one from beneath a stack of dishes breaking them all. As Ollie attempts to drape it over a curtain rod Stan bumps into the chair he's standing on sending Ollie crashing through a window. Eventually every things set. The film starts running only it's upside down. A brief pause while it's reset but this time the image is backwards. Finally the film is running correctly showing exciting jungle scenes then a lion charges onto the screen. Stan lets out a yell and he and the ladies run out knocking the projector over and a free for all developes between the two couples. This sequence was probably scrapped because of the expensive optical work required to put the 'couples' in shot. See more »
When Stan and Ollie reach their front door the door blind is down as far as the door handle until Ollie shuts Stan out when it's a foot or so higher but when Stan knocks on the door it's then right down covering the handle. See more »
Don't pay any attention to her. It serves us right for marrying into such a family.
Wait a minute. What's the matter with my family? I'll have you know that my family's just as good as your family.
After all our family's done for your family...
[slaps the table repeatedly]
Let's stop this arguing and get dinner over so I can find out what the surprise is.
[Stan spits out his drink. Mrs. Laurel glares at him while Ollie looks down sheepishly]
Oh, so you told him, didn't ya?
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Funny the boys in drag works better than I expected
It has been a year since Laurel and Hardy married each other's sisters. They stay at home for a nice quiet meal, but the tensions between this close knit family bubble up as things go wrong during the meal.
At the start of the film I felt that the duo dressed in drag would be a gimmick that wasn't used well, happily I was wrong and they use it well. It isn't just them mugging in girl's clothes, it is more a chance for them to play the same characters twice as, essentially, their sisters are them same as them! This works well and the dynamics between the two sisters are the same as between the two men.
The comedy is given a fresh feel by this mix, which is good because it is lacking in other areas. The banter is not at it's best and the physical work is not as imaginative as at their best. In their dual roles both Laurel and Hardy are good the badly dubbed women's voices take a little getting used to but don't detract too much.
Overall this is an amusing short. Not their funniest short, but the twist of them playing each other's sisters helps freshen it all up a little bit.
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