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It's a Laurel & Hardy movie from 1921, just hilarious! Liner notes say this is the first time Laurel and Hardy ever appeared together in a film, before they ever teamed up. 

~ 20 minutes long, I ended up watching the whole thing. Stan Laurel is the young man getting evicted in poverty, Oliver Hardy the bumbling hold-up man who accidentally stuffs the wallet he is stealing into Laurel's back pocket, mistaking it for his own pocket!


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Love them...when my nephew was a kid he found them hilarious.

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SFA, I have never really liked Laurel and Hardy...the slapstick always seemed too rough, kinda violent somehow.

But idk maybe things change as I age...really enjoyed this one!

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Nope, never that broke. :)

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I always liked this one...

But you're right, Virginia, the slapstick is brutal. :ermm:

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Yes Tink, I got just a little way into this one...too much for me... :'(

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The "Music Box" steps are still there in Los Angeles, Virginia, and there is a small park across the street called Laurel and Hardy Park. :)

https://pasqualemurena.com/laurel-and-hardys-the-music-box-stairs/

"The Music Box is a Laurel and Hardy short film comedy released in 1932. It was directed by James Parrott, produced by Hal Roach and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film, which depicts the pair attempting to move a piano up a long flight of steps, won the first Academy Award for Best Live Action Short (Comedy) in 1932.[1][2] In 1997, it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "'culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.' "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Music_Box

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Oh wait Tink, this Piano delivery film is indeed one I got all the way through...pure frustration, though...you must give it to them, extremely creative, what kind of mind could develop all this???

...and it won an Academy Award, first one in its category too, WOW!

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