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Leave 'em Laughing (1928)

Passed | | Short, Comedy | 28 January 1928 (USA)
In the dead of night, a terrible toothache wakes up poor Stan, and after a series of home-made remedies, Ollie takes him to the dentist. There, ample amounts of laughing gas lead to the perfect mess. Will Stan ever visit the dentist again?

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Reed Heustis (titles), Hal Roach (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Charlie Hall ... The Landlord
Edgar Kennedy ... Cop
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Storyline

Leaving the dentist's office, where Hardy's teeth have been extracted by mistake, the boys, still under the influence of laughing gas, meet up with a traffic cop (Kennedy) and cause a huge traffic jam. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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1920s | 20s | night | pain | tooth | See All (51) »

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

28 January 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aerio Geliou See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent | Mono (musical score)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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First appearance of Stan and Ollie's trademark Model T Ford. See more »

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Stan an Ollie are in bed with Stan suffering from toothache. Ollie fills a hot water bottle and places it on the pillow for Stan to put his head on it. The stopper comes out of the bottle and soaks the bed which wakes Ollie up. He picks up the limp bottle and throws it on the floor. A while later he gets out of bed and steps on the bottle and water shoots up his leg. See more »

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But it's alright now, in fact it's a gas
12 October 2018 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Laurel and Hardy go full anarchic in "Leave 'Em Laughing", as Stan's toothache prompts a visit to the dentist, where things run completely amok. Stan and Ollie were probably still trying to figure out their comedy style at this time, but the short is still a riot. It's the sort of thing that lots of people would probably love to try, especially once the guys get on the road.

I noticed that one of the signs said Culver City. That's where "Jeopardy!" gets filmed nowadays. It was also where Disney's "Fantasia" got animated. I bet that L&H never envisioned either of those when they filmed this.

Anyway, funny short.

PS: Edgar Kennedy, who plays the cop, also played the lemonade vendor in the Marx Brothers' "Duck Soup".


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