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From Soup to Nuts (1928)

Inexperienced waiters (Laurel & Hardy) are hired for a swank dinner party.

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Intent on dazzling the high-society, the nouveau-riche, Mrs Culpepper, decides to throw a smart dinner party--and of all people--Stan and Ollie are her not-so-competent waiters. The boys claim to have experience in waiting; however, are they good enough to serve the madame's hand-picked guests? Are they even capable of serving a simple salad? And what about the pièce de résistance--a magnificently enormous fluffy cake? Written by Nick Riganas

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Comedy | Short

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USA

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English

Release Date:

24 March 1928 (USA) See more »

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Let George Do It 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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The gag in which Anita chases a cherry from her fruit salad round the table was repeated from the Laurel and Hardy film From The Second Hundred Years in which Stan chases a cherry round the table. See more »

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Referenced in A Chump at Oxford (1939) See more »

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9 January 2005 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

Well, obviously a silent film from 1928 is going to be old-fashioned but I mean the humor isn't all that funny anymore. Slipping on banana skins? (Has anyone really ever done that?) Falling into cream cakes? Who eats these cream cakes?

In this one L & H are waiters employed for a swanky dinner party. Would you trust them to not cause chaos? And that is exactly what happens. There are some laughs and some moments of good physical comedy but it's not a classic.

It was later remade (better and funnier) as an extended opening to their 1940 movie A Chump at Oxford.


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