Oliver's in trouble with his wife after missing a payment on their furniture, having given the money to Stanley, who used it instead to pay Mrs. Hardy for his room and board. While doing ...
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It's the morning of Oliver's wedding to oil baron Peter Cucumber's daughter. While waiting for the taxi to take them to the ceremony, Oliver and his best man Stanley become absorbed in a ... See full summary »
Stan and Ollie are down on their luck and beg at an old lady's house for food. While they are eating they overhear a villainous landlord (Finlayson) threatening to evict her if she does not... See full summary »
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 »
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.
Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before Stanley and Oliver and their families get into the car. First the boys get into a fight and destroy all the sandwiches. Then the car... See full summary »
Oliver's house is in a shambles after a wild party, and his wife is due home at noon. He calls Stanley to help him fix the place up, and the typical catastrophies ensue. Somehow, however, ... See full summary »
Commanded to "scram" out of town by a cantankerous judge, poor vagabonds, Stan and Ollie, slip into something more comfortable to spend the night at a sympathetic inebriate's home; however, is this the right house?
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 »
Barbershop owners Stanley and Oliver both answer a personal ad from a rich widow seeking a husband. Oliver hides Stanley's reply and mails just his own. When Oliver receives a proposal of ... See full summary »
Oliver's plans to marry his hefty sweetheart go awry when the girl's father gets a load of her intended groom. They then elope in a tiny car much too small for their combined dimensions, ... See full summary »
Oliver's in trouble with his wife after missing a payment on their furniture, having given the money to Stanley, who used it instead to pay Mrs. Hardy for his room and board. While doing the dishes, Stanley convinces Oliver to withdraw the family savings and buy the furniture outright. But they accidentally squander it at an auction, purchasing a grandfather clock which gets smashed on the way home. Mrs. Hardy's reaction sends Oliver to the hospital, where a blood transfusion from Stanley produces confusing results.Written by
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A cinematic device was used in this short that is either extremely rare or might even be unique to this film. For the major scene changes - from the Hardy home to the bank, or the transition to the hospital - as the actors were leaving one scene they grabbed the edge of the film, as it were, pulling it right-to-left as if it were a curtain, only the 'curtain' was the film for the next scene. At the end, they actually make reference to this trick. As they are leaving the hospital, Ollie - who has taken on Stan's mannerisms and dress due to a blood transfusion gone wrong - says, "Wait a minute - I forgot something", whereupon he grabs the edge of the screen and drags it to the left, revealing "The End". See more »
Daphne Pollard puts on her hat and coat walks into the living room without her coat then in the next scene she has it on again. See more »
Ollie is having money troubles. First, there's an insistent creditor. Then, there's the mix-up with Stan as to who owes what where. Next, Mrs. Hardy won't let him touch the $300 in their joint account. Finally, there's an expensive misunderstanding at an auction. Poor fellow! To top off his really bad day, an unexpected trip to the hospital proves that blood really is THICKER THAN WATER...
A very funny little film. Highlight: the `I gave it to him' routine. That's diminutive Daphne Pollard as Mrs. Hardy, James Finlayson as the furious furniture store owner & Charlie Hall as the bank teller.
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