|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."
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-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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