Oliver the Eighth

Oliver the Eighth

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Working as barbers, Ollie responds to an ad and leaves to wed awealthy widow, with Stan tagging along later. Mae Busch plays the diabolical matron who is clearly crazy, as evidenced by a number of bits of business. This partial reworking of MURDER CASE was triggered by Hal Roach finding a personals ad in the newspaper — the source of many stories he launched. Hardy onscreen sitting in a barber’s chair dreaming of having his throat cut conceals a sad irony as off-screen during production Laurel’s younger brother died of heart failure in a dentist’s chair. Directed by Lloyd French. With Jack Barty.
Starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch
Director Lloyd French