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Tit for Tat (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Short, Family | 5 January 1935 (USA)
After the events in Them Thar Hills (1934), Stan and Ollie encounter their old nemesis whose grocery shop is next to their home appliances store. Unable to let bygones be bygones, a war breaks out. Will those tit-for-tat battles ever end?

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Charley Rogers (as Charles Rogers)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

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

Stan & Ollie have set up their own electrical repair store. Unfortunately, for them, the grocery store opposite is run by the man & wife they encountered with in Them Thar Hills (1935). Stan & Ollie go and visit, to offer the hand of friendship, but the grocer soon becomes convinced that Ollie is trying to seduce his wife. The grocer takes his revenge first upon Stan & Ollie and then upon the goods in their shop, with the duo carrying out similar attacks on the grocer and his property. Written by Andy Davidson

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1930s | store | 30s | shop | electrical | See All (70) »

Genres:

Comedy | Short | Family

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tit for Tat See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Stan's homily that 'he who filters my good name steals trash' is a somewhat garbled reference to Othello Act III, scene iii: "Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing, / 'twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands / But he who filches my good name / Robs me of that which not enriches him / And makes me poor indeed." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Oliver: Good morning officer.
Policeman: Good morning. Well, open for business, eh?
Oliver: Yes, sir. We would have opened yesterday; but, my partner had a nervous breakdown.
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Referenced in Ganja & Hess (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

The Old Spinning Wheel
(1933) (uncredited)
by Billy Hill
Hummed by Mae Busch, with choral effect by Stan Laurel
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This is what 'Laurel & Hardy' is all about!
21 January 2006 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This movie perfectly shows the reasons why I like Laurel & Hardy pictures so much. It has got a great silly story, well timing and some great comical moments, all perfectly executed by the characters.

The story is very, very simple but it works oh so well and is oh so strong. Basically the movie is about Stan and Olie, who just opened an electrical repair store, having a small war with their neighbor the grocer. Basically the movie is about the two parties taking constantly revenge on the other, in a comical hilarious way. This movie is a direct (and the only) sequel to a previous Laurel & Hardy movie, namely; "Them Thar Hills".

The returning joke of the costumer who robs the store every time Laurel & Hardy went away is absolutely hilarious.

The simple story of the movie is extremely well executed and makes this movie one of the most enjoyable Laurel & Hardy shorts.

8/10

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