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Any Old Port! (1932)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 5 March 1932 (USA)
In need of funds, Hardy happens to meet an old friend, now a boxing promoter, and volunteers "Battling Laurel" as the team's prizefighter, only to discover their opponent in the ring is a fearsome old nemesis.

Director:

James W. Horne

Writer:

H.M. Walker
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Walter Long ... Mugsie Long, proprietor of Ye Mariner's Rest
Julie Bishop ... Bride (as Jacqueline Wells)
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Storyline

Stan and Ollie check into a seedy hotel and help a young girl escape the clutches of the landlord (Long). They are forced to flee the hotel with no money and Ollie arranges for Stan to fight at a local boxing hall for $50. Stan's opponent turns out to be Musgy who uses a loaded glove. During the fight the glove is swapped and Stan triumphs only to find that Ollie has bet their fee that he would lose. Written by Stephen Harrison <stephen@telos.demon.co.uk>

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Taglines:

In port -- Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy were just home from a whaling voyage -- Mr. Hardy shipped as head harpooner; Mr. Laurel went along as bait.

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Any Old Port See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)| Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally meant to be three reels, the first reel is now lost and exists only in stills. This was set aboard ship and featured James Finlayson and Tiny Sandford. See more »

Goofs

Mugsy chases Stan and and Ollie around a long table to get a key back. Stan jumps onto an end chair and runs along the table followed by Mugsy but when he get to the centre Ollie pulls the extension out at his end causing Mugsy to fall through the gap. As he does so he clearly breaks a section of the table. Stan and Ollie push the extensions back in place trapping Mugsy by the neck and there's no sign of any damage to the table. In a long shot from the side there's also no sign of any broken pieces from the table. See more »

Quotes

Ollie: [after girl runs upstairs crying] What seems to be the trouble?
Mugsie Long, proprietor of Ye Mariner's Rest: Ha ha ha ha. She's crying with happiness. She's gonna be married.
Ollie: Who's the lucky fellow?
Mugsie Long, proprietor of Ye Mariner's Rest: I am.
Stan: [after a great big double take] Can you beat that?
Ollie: What?
Stan: What a terrible cats-after-me.
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Connections

Edited into Zwei Ritter ohne Furcht und Tadel (1932) See more »

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Stan in the boxing ring.
6 August 2017 | by alexanderdavies-99382See all my reviews

"Any Old Port" features Stan and Ollie in dire need of some funds after their fishing business is making a financial loss. After incurring the wrath of Walter Long by sabotaging an arranged marriage, the boys make a hasty exit. Later on, an old friend of Hardy invites Stan to become a boxer so he and Ollie can make some money. The boxing scene is by far the best in his comedy short but "Any Old Port" is still a good one.


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