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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

Writers:

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) »

Taglines:

Nothing but fun! (Title lobby card).

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

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

Mrs. Elvira Hawkley: I thought a little spot of this might refresh you before taking up your new duties. It's Chateauneuf 1924.
Stan: Gee, that's pretty old. Haven't you got anything new?
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Spoofs Feet First (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

America the Beautiful
(1882) (uncredited)
Music by Samuel A. Ward
In the score when a ship heads for the United States
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Enjoyable late Laurel & Hardy.
18 October 2007 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

Everyone knows that Laurel & Hardy did their best work together in the '20's and '30's but this one is also an enjoyable Laurel & Hardy movie, that differs from their early work but is entertaining and fun in different ways.

It's not the sort of Laurel & Hardy movie with lots of slapstick in it, at least not the classic kind of. It's more the sort of comedy that relies on its writing and the comical situations and of course on the way Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy execute it all. They still haven't lost their touch in this movie and it provides the movie with a couple of great and fun moments. Nothing too classic or fancy, just some good old fashioned harmless clean entertainment that still serves its purpose very well.

Of course the story isn't much special and at times its also distracting from Laurel & Hardy's antics and it felt it was even holding them down at points but at least the movie has a good enough story, which can't be said about many other Laurel & Hardy flicks from the '40's.

The movie made me laugh more than the usual kind of comedy, for that reason alone already I must rate it higher than average.

7/10

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