30 user 5 critic

Them Thar Hills (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 21 July 1934 (USA)
Stan and Ollie take a trip into the mountains ('the high multitude') so that Ollie can recover from gout. Bootleggers have dumped their moonshine in the well from which the boys sample ... See full summary »


Charley Rogers (as Charles Rogers)




Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Mae Busch ... Mrs. Hall
Charlie Hall ... Mr. Hall (as Charley Hall)


Stan and Ollie take a trip into the mountains ('the high multitude') so that Ollie can recover from gout. Bootleggers have dumped their moonshine in the well from which the boys sample their 'healthy' mountain water. Mr Hall, who has left his wife with the boys while he refuels his car is not amused at his wife's condition when he returns. Written by Stephen Harrison <stephen@telos.demon.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Short


Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


The film was popular enough to inspire the only sequel in the history of the Laurel & Hardy short subject franchise: Tit for Tat (1935), which received an Oscar nomination. See more »


When Ollie and Stan park their trailer in the hills and decide to have beans and coffee for dinner, Ollie sets up a table and spreads a tablecloth. The cloth is checkered with a wide lighter-colored stripe on two edges. Ollie spreads the cloth with the lighter-colored edges on the end of the table toward the camera. Once their lady visitor arrives, the stripes at the ends of the table aren't seen any more, only the checkered pattern. See more »


[They have arrived at a clearing up in the mountains]
Ollie Hardy: Isn't this ideal?
Stanley Laurel: It sure is. One month up here and we wouldn't know each other. We've got a well and water and lots of it and everything.
Ollie Hardy: Go in and ask the folks if they mind if we park here.
[Stan goes up to the door, knocks on it, it opens and the building is empty]
Ollie Hardy: Anyone home?
Stanley Laurel: Not now but there was a minute ago.
Ollie Hardy: Who was it?
Stanley Laurel: It was me. You see I was knocking on the door and...
Ollie Hardy: Nevermind the details. C'mon let's get some food, I'm famished. "I was...
See more »

Alternate Versions

There is also a colorized version. See more »


Followed by Tit for Tat (1935) See more »


(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Marvin Hatley
Played in the score
See more »

User Reviews

Them Thar Hills
4 March 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Them Thar Hills is one of the best Laurel and Hardy shorts. It works as both unite to have slapstick fun at the protagonist than each other and it is all done so economically.

Oliver has been diagnosed with gout. It is too much high living, Stan suggests they move to the ground floor. The doctor tells them to go to the country for some simple living.

When they arrive in the country with a trailer, they get drunk from the water in the well where some bootleggers emptied Moonshine in it. They come across a married couple whose car has broken down.

The wife likes their hospitality and gets drunk with the mountain water from the well. Her crabby husband is far from pleased which leads to some tit for tat slapstick.

This is just simply enjoyable fun.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 30 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.


Official Sites:

Official Site





Release Date:

21 July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les joyeux compères See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed