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Them Thar Hills (1934)

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 »

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Charley Rogers (as Charles Rogers)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Mae Busch ... Mrs. Hall
Charlie Hall Charlie Hall ... Mr. Hall (as Charley Hall)
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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 re-fuels his car is not amused at his wife's condition when he returns. Written by Stephen Harrison <stephen@telos.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les joyeux compères 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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The tune Oliver Hardy is humming in the trailer is "The Old Spinning Wheel." See more »

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Ollie's tie keeps changing in length. See more »

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Stanley Laurel: Your bath's ready.
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a lot of fun
20 May 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Stan and Ollie made a lot of shorts. So many that it's natural that there would be some repetition of the gags. In this film, the formula from their silent film BIG BUSINESS is repeated but this time with Charley Hall. In fact, their fight with Hall was so successful, that it was repeated a year later in TIT FOR TAT.

Basically, what happens is that a small slap or insult or whatever provokes a response from Laurel and Hardy. And, this escalates and builds until the end result is total destruction. In BIG BUSINESS, a house and a car were destroyed, in TIT FOR TAT, two businesses bit the dust. In this film, Charley Hall is angry because the boys unintentionally got his wife drunk--resulting in him being covered in molasses and feathers and Stan and Ollie having their mobile home destroyed. It's formula but it's a good and funny one at that.

Nothing super new, but done so well.


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