Laurel and Hardy's largest box office success, grossing $1,500,000 on its initial release. See more »
When Stan and then Oliver leave the kitchen, the swinging door is flat, but once they are in the dining room, the door has raised panels on both sides, also you can see into the kitchen cabinets and bread box are missing. See more »
a notch above their later ones...not real funny, but not bad
always had a fondness for this picture..not sure why. this time the lovable but confused pair protect a young boy (boy King, well played by David Leland).
they are moderately successful cook and server this time, managing to get a good gig with a rich couple, who not only welcome the boys but the boy.
on the way to the first big meal Stan and Ollie coach some young footballers, one an add-on, the boy king, absolutely obsessed with American football. then they successfully grab a steak away from a lion at a zoo. pleasant stuff, well done. (not so for the steak...). on a roll, they sneak the kid in to the mansion.
then..can U believe it, some funny business ensues! check it out! so far so (pretty) good...but quickly the film slips. a lot of unpleasant, inappropriate, nightmarish junk about an Uncle's attempt to kill the child.
their most sentimental film has a way of getting to you. but it's the kind of L & H you have to be in the mood for. 99% of their career is good for any time of day.
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