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Stan, who has remained faithfully at his World War I post for twenty years, finally comes home where his best friend, Ollie, takes him in, thus allowing him to discover the many conveniences... See more »


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Mrs. Gilbert
Mrs. Hardy
Mr. Gilbert
Finn - Man on Stairs
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dowager Seated Near Stairs (scenesDeleted)
Harry Anderson ...
Doorman (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ...
Observer at Fight (uncredited)
Mike Behegan ...
Bugler (uncredited)
Midget (uncredited) (voice)
Neighbor's Son (uncredited)
Ed Brandenburg ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Bearded Veteran (uncredited)
Apartment House Tenant in 910 (uncredited)
Reporter (uncredited)
Pat Gleason ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Soldier's Home Superintendent (uncredited)
Jack Hill ...
Soldier in Trenches (uncredited)
Max Hoffman Jr. ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Midget in Elevator (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ...
Veteran (uncredited)
John Mack ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Lulu (uncredited)
James - the Porter (uncredited)
Drunk (uncredited)
Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
Lieutenant in Trench (uncredited)
Elevator Boy (uncredited)
George Sorel ...
French Aviator (uncredited)
Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Al Thompson ...
Sidewalk Fight Participant (uncredited)
Joe Whitehead ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Midget in Elevator (uncredited) (voice)
Allen Wood ...
Bellboy (uncredited)
Belligerent Neighbor (uncredited)

Directed by

John G. Blystone

Written by

Charley Rogers ... (original story and screen play) (as Charles Rogers) &
Felix Adler ... (original story and screen play) &
James Parrott ... (original story and screen play) &
Harry Langdon ... (original story and screen play) &
Arnold Belgard ... (original story and screen play)

Produced by

Hal Roach Jr. ... associate producer
Hal Roach ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

Marvin Hatley ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

Art Lloyd ... (photography)

Film Editing by

Bert Jordan

Makeup Department

Jack Dawn ... makeup artist: Mr. Laurel (uncredited)

Sound Department

Hal Bumbaugh ... sound
Elmer Raguse ... re-recording mixer (uncredited) / sound supervisor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Roy Seawright ... photographic effects


John Boswell ... stunts (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... stunts (uncredited)
Ed Brandenburg ... stunts (uncredited)
Ben Heideman ... stunt double: Billy Gilbert (uncredited)
Jack Hill ... stunts (uncredited)
Ham Kinsey ... stunt double: Stan Laurel (uncredited)
Tom Murry ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob O'Connor ... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Phillips ... stunt double: Oliver Hardy (uncredited)
Cy Slocum ... stunt double: Oliver Hardy (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... stunts (uncredited)

Animation Department

Harry Langdon

Music Department

Marvin Hatley ... musical director

Other crew

Hal Roach ... presenter
Ruth Burch ... secretary: Mr. Roach (uncredited)
Victor Collins ... attorney: Mr. Roach (uncredited)
Charles K. Feldman ... agent: Mr. Laurel (uncredited)
Ernie Murphy ... secretary: Mr. Laurel (uncredited)
Matt O'Brien ... production accountant (uncredited)
Erich J.A. Pietrek ... producer: west german re-release (uncredited)
Ben Shipman ... attorney: Mr. Laurel (uncredited)
Lawrence Tarver ... assistant: Mr. Roach (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

It's 1938, but Stan doesn't know the war is over; he's still patrolling the trenches in France, and shoots down a French aviator. Oliver sees his old chum's picture in the paper and goes to visit Stan at the Soldier's Home. Thinking Stan is disabled (it's just that he's sitting on his leg), Oliver takes pity on him and takes him home for a nice home-cooked meal. But Oliver's wife has other ideas and leaves him to fend for himself. After blowing up the kitchen, Oliver is helped by his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Gilbert... until the big-game hunting Mr. Gilbert comes home unexpectedly, carrying a shotgun. Written by Paul Penna

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Taglines 90 MINUTES of Joy (original poster) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Meet the Missus (United States)
  • Just a Jiffy (United States)
  • Laurel et Hardy - Têtes de Pioche (France)
  • Têtes de pioche (France)
  • Heroes de tachuela (Spain)
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  • 57 min
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Trivia This was the last of Hal Roach's Laurel & Hardy features to be released through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. See more »
Goofs Ollie is pushing Stan in the wheelchair when Stan says that he's thirsty. Ollie picks up a hose pipe, gives it to Stan and goes to turn it on. Stan had the end of the hose pointing at Ollie resulting in him getting soaked. He turns the water off, returns to Stan and he's dry. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Big Parade of Hits for 1940 (1940). See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits: The events and characters depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental, and not our fault! (signed Stan Laurel. Oliver Hardy) See more »
Quotes Stan: Do you think your wife would mind if I smoked my pipe?
Oliver: Of course not. What's all right with me is okay with her.
Stan: I know, but a lot of dames are particular.
Oliver: Well yes, but... What do you mean calling my wife a dame?
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