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Nothing But Trouble (1944)

Passed | | Comedy | 6 December 1944 (USA)
Two bumbling servants are hired by a dizzy society matron to cook and serve a meal to visiting royalty.

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Sam Taylor

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Russell Rouse (original screen play), Ray Golden (original screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Oliver
Mary Boland ... Mrs. Hawkley
Philip Merivale ... Prince Saul
Henry O'Neill ... Mr. Hawkley
David Leland David Leland ... King Christopher / Chris
John Warburton ... Ronetz
Matthew Boulton ... Prince Prentiloff
Connie Gilchrist ... Mrs. Flannigan
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Storyline

Working as chef and butler, the boys wreck a fancy dinner party and, in the process, accidently foil a plot, by enemy agents, to poison a young exiled king. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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king | butler | zoo | steak | soup kitchen | See All (19) »

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Nothing but fun! (Title lobby card).

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Homefront See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

MGM production number 1332. See more »

Goofs

The raw sirloin in the lion's cage bounces when dropped, showing it as rubber or plastic. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Yonder she lies, Stanley. The good old USA!
Stan: Gee, I'm glad to be back.
Ocean Liner Passenger: I'll bet you are. What did the Japs do when they took you prisoner?
Oliver: It was most humiliating. They forced us to prepare dinner. My masterpiece: Steak à la Oliver.
Ocean Liner Passenger: Gee, that was tough.
Oliver: Tough? My masterpiece? I beg your pardon!
Stan: After they finished eating it, they told us to please go on home.
Oliver: Yes, it seems that they preferred some dish of their own. I think they called it: Hara-Kiri.
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Soundtracks

The Notre Dame Victory March
(1908) (uncredited)
Music by Michael J. Shea
Lyrics by John F. Shea
Sung a cappella by Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, David Leland, Robert Emmett O'Connor,
Ray Teal and Joe Yule at the end
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Better than today's comedies that's for sure.
27 April 2006 | by fang123hornSee all my reviews

On my nineteenth birthday I went to the movies to see BENCHWARMERS, which was decent but I feel that it had too many gross out moments. It is interesting to see that when a comedian is in decline they turn towards the children audience that's what happen with David Spade and Rob Schneider and also Abbott & Costello. This goes the same with Laurel and Hardy. I taped this movie off of TCM and I watched it later on and I found this was a lot more funny and lot more heart than say, BIG DADDY. To me they are the only comedians to have been so cuddley they could've been dolls. The movie is a mix of THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER and THE KID. The boys are hired as chefs for a social woman who is planning a dinner for a king. The king is a boy who dreams to be a football player and runs off to pretend he's ordinary and he runs into Stan and Ollie. His uncle wants him dispose and hires Stan and Ollie to put them on a murder rap for the king. This is very funny movie highlights include the boys referring a boys football game and Stan stealing a steak from a lion. The sentiment of the film works best for them because it makes you feel more close to them then ever. Most L&H fans dislike the movie but since I don't have a chance to see all their films are out of availibility, I think its their best work.


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