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Going Bye-Bye! (1934)

Passed | | Short, Comedy | 23 June 1934 (USA)
After testifying in court against a dangerous criminal, the boys plan to skip town but the criminal escapes prison and comes after them.


Charley Rogers (as Charles Rogers)




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


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


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Did You Know?


Tiny Sandford was cast as a man in the courtroom but his part was cut. See more »


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 »


Ollie: [reading the ad Stan put in the newspaper] P.S. Those not interested, do not answer.
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Alternate Versions

There is also a colorized version. See more »


Featured in Silent Clowns: Laurel and Hardy (2006) See more »


(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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Release Date:

23 June 1934 (USA) See more »

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On Their Way Out See more »

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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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