DENNIS SCHWARTZ Movie Reviews

ANGORA LOVE (director: Lewis R. Foster; screenwriters: Leo McCarey; cinematographer: George Stevens; editor: Edward Currier; music: Robert Israel-2011; cast: Harry Bernard (Cop), Edgar Kennedy (Landlord), Charley Young (Mr. Caribeau),  Stan Laurel,  Oliver Hardy; Runtime: 21; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Hal Roach; Hal Roach Studios; 1929-sient)

"This minor comedy is good for a laugh or two, but not many more."

Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz

Lewis R. Foster ("Tonka"/"The Sign of Zorro"/"The Eagle And The Hawk") directs the last fully silent from Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy. The story is written by Leo McCarey. A grocery shop owner' (Charley Young) favorite goat is missing and he thinks it was stolen. It turns up tagging along with the impoverished Laurel & Hardy, who can't get rid of it after Stan gives it a cookie. The goat stays in their hotel room and eats the furniture stuffing, and when given a bath the hostile landlord (Edgar Kennedy) gets into an argument with the boys and calls a cop (Harry Bernard).

The comedy antics rely on slapstick and good timing. This minor comedy is good for a laugh or two, but not many more.

Angora Love was quickly remade as the talkie Laughing Gravy (1931).

REVIEWED ON 3/12/2016       GRADE: B-

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