Novice policemen Stanley and Oliver, eating lunch in their patrol car, nearly have their spare tire stolen by a thief and his sassy partner. They then miss the broadcast address of a ...
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It's the morning of Oliver's wedding to oil baron Peter Cucumber's daughter. While waiting for the taxi to take them to the ceremony, Oliver and his best man Stanley become absorbed in a ... See full summary »
Stan and Ollie give evidence which convicts vicious gangster Butch. They plan to leave town and advertise for a traveling companion to share expenses. Butch's girl replies to the advert and... See full summary »
Chimney sweeps Stanley and Oliver go about their job, reducing Professor Noodle's living room to a shambles in the process, while the mad doctor works in his laboratory perfecting his "... See full summary »
After an endless cycle of dish washing, Ollie makes a withdrawal, ending up in the hospital after buying a grandfather clock. Only a generous blood transfusion can help him bounce back; however, is modern medicine prepared for the outcome?
Mrs. Hardy is irate that her husband Oliver spends more time with his friend Stanley than with her. Oliver decides to adopt a baby, hoping that it will keep his wife occupied so that he and... See full summary »
Keen on climbing the social ladder by marrying a rich widow, Oliver finds the nerve to cheat on his partner, Stanley, unbeknownst to him that her favourite hobby is murder. Now, it seems that he is next. Who can save Oliver the Eighth?
Commanded to "scram" out of town by a cantankerous judge, poor vagabonds, Stan and Ollie, slip into something more comfortable to spend the night at a sympathetic inebriate's home; however, is this the right house?
Stan and Ollie are down on their luck and beg at an old lady's house for food. While they are eating they overhear a villainous landlord (Finlayson) threatening to evict her if she does not... See full summary »
A gruff sea captain, who absolutely detests the word "ghost," is having trouble manning his ship because of the rumor it's...well...haunted. He inveigles Stanley and Oliver into helping him... See full summary »
Novice policemen Stanley and Oliver, eating lunch in their patrol car, nearly have their spare tire stolen by a thief and his sassy partner. They then miss the broadcast address of a burglary in progress, and Stanley borrows the phone in a jewelry store to call the station, mistaking the safecracker inside for the shop's owner. The boys eventually manage to catch the apparent burglar and bring him back to the station, only to find it's really the police chief, who'd been locked out of his house. The chief exacts a rather dire revenge upon the two rookie cops.Written by
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The title sequence of this short is filmed to look like a police car racing West at night on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, with siren blaring, and a windshield wiper 'erasing' each set of credits and 'sweeping in' the next. Along the route, mostly on the left (South) side of Wilshire, we see a 'Cut Rate Drug' store (probably Thrifty's); a billboard (or perhaps a building logo) for Mullen & Bluett clothiers; a billboard ad for R&H Pilsner Beer. An apparent 'jump cut' puts us a few blocks farther West on Wilshire, where, again on the left, we see a movie theatre marquee (probably the Fox Ritz at 5214 Wilshire); a large, billboard-sized Coca-Cola sign in lights on the right; and in the distance, on the left, a rooftop lighted sign on the Myer Siegel building at 5410 Wilshire. See more »
Ollie falls in a pond but when he gets out his clothes are dry. See more »
[sympathetically watching the burglar pound on the sides of the safe with a hammer - - Stan never suspects that the man is really a burglar and not just the store's owner]
What's the matter? Did you lose the combination?
[feigning exasperated embarrassment and disgust]
They're really hard to open, aren't they?
Why don't you try hitting it over here?
I've already tried it there.
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When I first started watching this short, I kept asking myself what type of police force is THAT stupid or short-sighted to give Laurel and Hardy jobs as cops?! Having the boys play policemen is a nice departure from the norm and it seems ironic that they played jailbirds in many more films! Regardless, the team behave much as you'd expect in this new role--they completely miss obvious crimes right in front of their faces but manage to apprehend the one person they meet who is actually minding his own business! Along the way, Stan and Ollie bumble and break stuff and act pretty much their usual selves. In a way, it's a real shame that aside from them being cops, this film is so very conventional and doesn't offer that many new ideas or gags. This isn't to say this is a bad film--just not anything extraordinarily different from the norm.
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