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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.

Director:

Sam Taylor

Writers:

Russell Rouse (original screen play), Ray Golden (original screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy ... Oliver Hardy
Mary Boland ... Mrs. Elvira Hawkley
Philip Merivale ... Prince Saul
Henry O'Neill ... Mr. Basil Hawkley
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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Taglines:

TOPS IN HILARIOUS COMEDY! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Plains Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - November 22, 1946 - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Laurel and Hardy's largest box office success, grossing $1,500,000 on its initial release. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

King Christopher: That makes it okay by me!
Prince Saul: You majesty, how American!
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Connections

Spoofs Feet First (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Gavotte
(uncredited)
Music by François-Joseph Gossec
Played when the guests are eating the salads
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a notch above their later ones...not real funny, but not bad
5 November 2014 | by beauzeeSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Home Front See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,270,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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