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The Fixer Uppers (1935)

A serious case of emotional neglect brings door-to-door Christmas cards salesmen, Stan and Ollie, at the house of an inconsolable wife who is convinced that her artist husband doesn't love her anymore.

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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 ... Madame Pierre Gustave
Arthur Housman ... The Drunk
Charles Middleton ... Pierre Gustave
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Storyline

Door-to-door greeting card salesmen Stanley and Oliver call upon Mrs. Pierre Gustave, a woman distraught over her husband's neglect. They agree to her plan to reclaim her husband's affection by making him jealous. But when Gustave arrives and finds his wife and Oliver in a tight embrace, he presents Oliver with his card and challenges him to a duel. The boys escape, but get drunk and pass out at a local cafe, and are returned to Gustave's apartment when the police find Gustave's card in Oliver's pocket. They awake (in Mrs. Gustave's bed) to find the enraged husband, pistol in hand. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ases de la mala pata See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was a partial remake of the Boys 1927 film Slipping Wives while Charlie Chase made a more complete remake in 1937 called Man Bites Love Bug. See more »

Goofs

The Boys are trying to sell Xmas cards to Arthur Houseman when a passerby sneezes. Arthur says 'You took the very words out of my mouth'. 'What's wrong with it ' says Ollie. The sub title says 'No Cinnamon' instead of 'No Sentiment' See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Now, you're right up our alley! We have a number here which I think is one of Stanley's tenderest thoughts. Now, just listen to this: "A merry Christmas, husband/ Happy New Year's nigh!/ I wish you Easter greetings/ Hooray for the Fourth of July!" Now, we call that our "four-in-one" card.
Stanley: Yes, Ma'am. You can use it all the year 'round.
Mrs. Pierre Gustave: No, thanks. I'm still not interested.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Remake of Slipping Wives (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Written by Marvin Hatley
Played during the opening credits
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A Wonderful Short

This has too be one of my fav Laurel and Hardy short's , the two are greeting cards salesmen with their own brand of cards such as "Happy Christmas Mother Merry Christmas ma, Hi mommy mommy and a hot cha cha!" need i say more


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