After working in the noisy horn factory, just the sound of one drives Oliver into a violent fit. Dr. Finlayson prescribes a long, restful sea voyage, so Stan and Oliver rent a boat and set sail, unaware that escaped killer Nick Grainger has stowed away onboard. To disable the crook, the boys prepare him a meal using string for spaghetti, sponges for meatballs and soap for cheese. But Grainger discovers their plan and decides to make them eat the stuff themselves.Written by
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There's lettering on the bottom of the rocker in the bedroom, probably prop identification, which disappears when the rocker overturns after the balloon blows up. See more »
[seeing Dr. Finlayson take out a large rubber balloon with numbered graduation-markings on the side]
What's that thing for?
Dr. J.H. Finlayson:
It's my OWN INVENTION --- a LUNG TESTUH! Eighty is normal --- if you go beyond that, ANNYYTHING is possible!
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This film was also edited down to make two short subjects under the titles "Horn Hero" and "Where to Now?" See more »
The last (I believe) of the movies The Boys made with Hal Roach, this is also the last truly funny film they made, before going to 20th century fox, which so famously misued their talents. Although there are weak moments - the business with the "lung tester", for instance, is a bit, ah ... overblown (but worth having, just to see "Dr." Jimmy Finlayson) - but on the whole this flick is a good summary of what the boys brought to the screen. Richard Cramer (uncredited) appeared in other L&H flicks, and he is delightfully threatening here as the convict Nick Granger. The scene where The Boys have to eat their own synthetic meal ("Looks good, smells good, and it probably tastes good. Eat it.") is one of my favorite moments in the oeuvre. Stan & Ollie will always be pleasant companions in the lives of their millions of devoted fans.
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