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Double Whoopee (1929)

Stanley and Oliver, in their new jobs as footman and doorman at a ritzy hotel, wreak their usual havoc on the guests, including partially undressing a swanky blonde guest and repeatedly ... See full summary »

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Stanley and Oliver, in their new jobs as footman and doorman at a ritzy hotel, wreak their usual havoc on the guests, including partially undressing a swanky blonde guest and repeatedly escorting a haughty Prussian nobleman into an empty elevator shaft. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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18 May 1929 (USA)  »

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In 1970, this became the first silent film to have a dialogue track dubbed onto it (principally by Chuck McCann), creating in effect a sound film. Music and sound effects had been added to many silent films before, but this was the first one to add speech. See more »

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Prince: And I am here to make what you Americans call - "whoopee"...
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Edited into Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's (1965) See more »

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Memorable only for Harlow's appearance
27 September 2009 | by (www.2020-movie-reviews.com) – See all my reviews

This silent Laurel and Hardy short is chiefly memorable for being the one in which young Jean Harlow loses her dress after Stan traps its hem in the door of the cab from which she has just emerged. Other than that moment there isn't much of any note in this film. Stan and Ollie play temporary doormen, sent to work at a posh hotel, who are initially mistaken for a Prussian prince and his prime minister.

The boys create the usual mayhem; Ollie, with the curiosity typical of a small child, blows his the whistle on his uniform to see what happens and is berated by the cabbie who turns up to find a non-existent fare. Later, Stan does the same thing which is the cue for a tit-for-tat battle between the cabbie and the boys. It's an entertaining enough film, but definitely not one of the boy's best.


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