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½ June 25, 2016
A fun turn by the comedic duo in which Laurel and Hardy, endangered by the Great Depression and thus not having had food in three days (though surely Ollie could have gone a while longer) overhear a kind lady, who has taken them in and given them sandwiches and comfort, is in danger of eviction by her landlord. Not knowing they're simply amateur actors rehearsing for a community play, they try to help her out and chaos ensues. At the end is one of the rare times on screen that Laurel takes revenge on Hardy for ill-treatment.
½ June 25, 2016
A fun turn by the comedic duo in which Laurel and Hardy, endangered by the Great Depression and thus not having had food in three days (though surely Ollie could have gone a while longer) overhear a kind lady, who has taken them in and given them sandwiches and comfort, is in danger of eviction by her landlord. Not knowing they're simply amateur actors rehearsing for a community play, they try to help her out and chaos ensues. At the end is one of the rare times on screen that Laurel takes revenge on Hardy for ill-treatment.
½ October 8, 2015
good pre-code comedy from the boys
August 1, 2013
Laurel and Hardy, victims of the depression, are touched by the kind gesture of an old lady who welcomes them to her home and feeds them, that they are willing to raise 100 dollars after they overhear a fierce argument between her and a taxman. The usual good short comedy by the legendary comedy film. Great gags and great timing and overall very entertaining.
½ December 26, 2011
Don't you call me a you-you!
February 17, 2011
Points up the limitations of the short form, with ideas that might have served an entire feature - such as Stan and Ollie mistaking am-dram rehearsals for real life, or indeed being driven to vagrancy (a la "Sullivan's Travels") - treated as something temporary and throwaway, intended to distract the audience for a couple of reels before the main presentation. You're left to admire a handful of neat stumbles (Stan over a small rock around the opening campfire; Ollie on a can precariously positioned on their host's front steps) and spectacular collapses (the heroes' jalopy; the old dear's outhouse). Hat damage: none, although Ollie appears to leave his behind during the final chase - and the best gag depends on a succession of chopped logs falling on both leads' heads.
½ August 25, 2010
Very funny short film about Laurel and Hardy getting things wrong
June 10, 2009
WISE SAYINGS !!!!

Life is relationships; the rest is just details.

Only one hour in a day is more pleasurable than the hour spent in bed with a book before going to sleep, and that is the hour spent in bed with a book after being called in the morning.

A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.

A stupid person should keep silent. But if he knew this, he would not be a stupid person.
The random quotes change only when I add new quotes to the site. Hitting refresh won't produce new random quotes, sorry.

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.

Only one hour in a day is more pleasurable than the hour spent in bed with a book before going to sleep, and that is the hour spent in bed with a book after being called in the morning.
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