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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:

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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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) 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: We just like to see kids have fun.
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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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a very tired and sad entry
6 February 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This was one of Laurel and Hardy's last films. And, while it is not an unpleasant movie, it is so unlike their earlier films and so unlike the traditional formula that it is a very sad movie to watch. Dunderheads at 20th Century Fox and MGM insisted on messing with the Hal Roach approach to filming the guys and the result just aren't very funny or engaging in their post-Hal Roach Studio films. In this film, you see two tired, sickly and unfunny old men instead of comic geniuses. For most fans of the duo, they would have preferred the boys just retired after Saps at Sea, as it was all WAY downhill from there. It's just sad--very very painful and sad to watch Stan and Ollie playing nursemaid to a runaway Prince. Plus, with not a single effective gag, it's pretty tedious and ineffectual as a comedy. Fortunately, their next film, THE BULLFIGHTERS, was a bit better.

By the way, this isn't the team's worst 1940s outing--that would definitely be THE BIG NOISE. However, NOTHING BUT TROUBLE certainly is pretty close as is THE DANCING MASTERS. MGM should have been ashamed of themselves for this turkey.


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