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|THEY GO BOOM (director: James Parrott; screenwriters: H.M. Walker/Leo McCarey; cinematographer: George Stevens; editor: Richard Currier; cast: Stan Laurel (Stan), Oliver Hardy (Babe), Charlie Hall (Landlord), Sam Lufkin (Policeman); Runtime: 20; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Hal Roach; Image Entertainment; 1929)|
talkie slapstick comedy from Laurel and Hardy, that was one of their
lost films that was found and restored."
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
Early talkie slapstick comedy
from Laurel and Hardy, that was one of their lost films that was found
and restored. It's directed by James Parrott ("Mixed Nuts"/"The Tin Man"/"The Chimp")
and written by H.M. Walker and
McCarey. It's known as a "boarding house" comedy. It has the dynamic
duo against the irritable landlord (Charlie Hall).
Babe (Oliver Hardy) can't sleep at night
because of a cold, which gets Stan (Stan Laurel) to treat him with his
special cure. This causes the usual Laurel and Hardy chaos.
REVIEWED ON 6/3/2010 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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