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Should Married Men Go Home? (1928)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 8 September 1928 (USA)
When Laurel visits Hardy at home, hi-jinx occur and the Mrs. orders them out. They go to a golf course where they try to impress two young ladies and wind up in a mud-slinging fight with other golfers.
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Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Mr. Hardy
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Intent on enjoying a relaxing Sunday morning at home, instead, the Hardys come face-to-face with a cheerful and unannounced Stan who wants to take his friend out to the local golf course. After a string of domestic disasters, the boys head to the golf club and team up with a pair of charming young ladies; however, anything that can go wrong will go wrong, as impatient golfers and loads of sticky wet mud threaten to ruin Stan and Ollie's day. Who will prevail in the long and exciting mud-throwing contest? Written by Nick Riganas

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Comedy | Short

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USA

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English

Release Date:

8 September 1928 (USA) See more »

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Follow Through See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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At a muddy pool Ollie tells Stan he's going in as he started the trouble. There's a tussle between them and a back shot of Stan pushing Ollie but if the frame is freezed it's obvious Ollie's already been in as his front is already wet and muddy. See more »

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Edited into The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy (1967) See more »

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How do you get a husband to stay home? Answer: Break his legs!
12 December 2015 | by Prichards12345See all my reviews

This early Laurel and Hardy short is one of those movies that slipped through the net until I caught it for the first time today. And I really enjoyed it. Stan seems a little sharper than usual as he tries to tempt Ollie to the golf course (in real life Oliver was a golf fanatic) and there are some fine comic touches to be had.

Exhibit A: Ollie's "There's a right way to do it and a wrong way." And I know what way you're choosing Oliver!

Exhibit B: Ollie trying to follow Stan in jumping the fence.

Exhibit C: Edgar Kennedy gains a new, er hair extension. Didn't even recognise him until his wig fell off! There's also, of course, a brief scene where the boys haven't enough cash to pay for the drinks of their new female companions, a scene that was reworked to better effect in Men Of War. The mud fight at the end isn't as funny as similar scenes in other L & H films, but overall this is an enjoyable little short.


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