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Them Thar Hills (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 21 July 1934 (USA)
Stan and Ollie take a trip into the mountains ('the high multitude') so that Ollie can recover from gout. Bootleggers have dumped their moonshine in the well from which the boys sample ... See full summary »

Director:

Charley Rogers (as Charles Rogers)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Mae Busch ... Mrs. Hall
Charlie Hall ... Mr. Hall (as Charley Hall)
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Stan and Ollie take a trip into the mountains ('the high multitude') so that Ollie can recover from gout. Bootleggers have dumped their moonshine in the well from which the boys sample their 'healthy' mountain water. Mr Hall, who has left his wife with the boys while he refuels his car is not amused at his wife's condition when he returns. Written by Stephen Harrison <stephen@telos.demon.co.uk>

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Trivia

The tune Oliver Hardy is humming in the trailer is "The Old Spinning Wheel." See more »

Goofs

Ollie's tie keeps changing in length. See more »

Quotes

[They have arrived at a clearing up in the mountains]
Ollie Hardy: Isn't this ideal?
Stanley Laurel: It sure is. One month up here and we wouldn't know each other. We've got a well and water and lots of it and everything.
Ollie Hardy: Go in and ask the folks if they mind if we park here.
[Stan goes up to the door, knocks on it, it opens and the building is empty]
Ollie Hardy: Anyone home?
Stanley Laurel: Not now but there was a minute ago.
Ollie Hardy: Who was it?
Stanley Laurel: It was me. You see I was knocking on the door and...
Ollie Hardy: Nevermind the details. C'mon let's get some food, I'm famished....
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Marvin Hatley
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Off In A Trailer With Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy
20 March 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A LAUREL & HARDY Comedy Short. Poor Ollie is suffering painfully from gout. His doctor advises rest, country air & lots of fresh water. So the Boys rent a trailer and head up into THEM THAR HILLS. Picking a quiet spot, they are unaware that the well has been tainted with many barrels of bootleg liquor. Drinking the water while fixing their dinner, they quickly become inebriated. They are suddenly visited by a bickering couple who've run out of gas. Playing host to the wife, Stan & Ollie share their water with her and she is roisteringly drunk by the time her husband returns...

This is a very funny little film & should be seen in conjunction with its follow-up, TIT FOR TAT. The slapstick fight between the Boys & Charley Hall, as the furious husband, is hilarious. Mae Busch is the wife; film mavens will recognize Billy Gilbert as the doctor.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les joyeux compères See more »

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