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Going Bye-Bye! (1934)

Passed | | Short, Comedy | 23 June 1934 (USA)
Stan and Ollie give evidence which convicts vicious gangster Butch. They plan to leave town and advertise for a traveling companion to share expenses. Butch's girl replies to the advert and... See full summary »

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Charley Rogers (as Charles Rogers)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Mr. Laurel
Oliver Hardy ... Mr. Hardy
Mae Busch ... Butch's Girlfriend
Walter Long ... Butch
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Storyline

Stan and Ollie give evidence which convicts vicious gangster Butch. They plan to leave town and advertise for a traveling companion to share expenses. Butch's girl replies to the advert and the boys come to collect her. Butch meanwhile has escaped and when the boys finally succeed in freeing him from a trunk he exacts a terrible revenge. Written by Stephen Harrison <stephen@telos.demon.co.uk>

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Short | Comedy

Certificate:

Passed

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

On Their Way Out 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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Goofs

The trunk is set on fire and flips around in the air, then lands upside down. But in the very next shot, it is shown right-side up. See more »

Quotes

Butch: YOU DIRTY, ROTTEN, NO GOOD SQUEALERS! I will get you for this if it's the last I ever do! And when I do get out of jail, I will break off your legs and wrap them around your neck!
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Alternate Versions

When released on video with Video Treasures, the following scene was removed: When Ollie accidentally get's his head stuck in the head of the bed Stan helps him pull it out. The video release showed the Before and After of the gag instead of the middle, so it cuts right to the broken bed head and Ollie rubbing his neck. See more »

Connections

Remake of Do Detectives Think? (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Written by Marvin Hatley
Played during the opening credits
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Very good
3 October 2004 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

This is one of the better Laurel & Hardy two reelers I have seen. The good thing with this short film is that it is not only entertaining and making you smile, the gags still work as good as they probably did back then. I laughed a lot with this short. Only the last five minutes are a little less funny, but those minutes are very original. The final gag belongs to the best I have seen in a Laurel & Hardy short.

The story shows us how Laurel & Hardy are responsible for the conviction of a criminal. The criminal tells them that when he comes out he will harm them very badly. Laurel & Hardy plan to leave town. They want to take a passenger to share expenses. A lady offers to go along and of course she knows the criminal who by that time has escaped.

The story is predictable, some of the gags are too, but they all work. Highly recommended.


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