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You’re Darn Tootin’ (1928) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

You're Darn Tootin' - Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy playing in the bandYou’€™re Darn Tootin is a very funny silent Laurel and Hardy film, which I can’t help but wonder how it would have been with sound.  The basic premise has Stan Laurel playing the clarinet, and Oliver Hardy the French horn, playing in a bandstand, where they are comically inept.  Throughout the short, Stan Laurel uses the clarinet as a wonderful comedy prop, with its’€™ multiple sections falling apart at the most inopportune times.  During the band’€™s playing, Stan loses his sheet music — €”and so steals Oliver’€™s prompting Oliver to try and retrieve ‘€œhis’€ music sheet from under the conductor’€™s feet. After more comic ineptness, including knocking down all of the music stands like a set of oversized dominoes, Laurel and Hardy are summarily fired.

You're Darn Tootin', Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy eating their final meal at the boarding house,Back at their boarding house — €”where they owe 14 weeks back rent — €”they try to have supper, only for Stan to accidentally ruin Oliver’€™s meal, a very funny routine that builds to a crescendo.  When their landlady finds out, from another renter, that the boys have been fired, they’€™re soon out on the street, with nothing but the clothes on their back and their musical instruments.

You're Darn Tootin' - blowtorch, Oliver Hardy, and Stan LaurelWith no other prospects, they attempt to be street musicians — €”and fail badly.  Simply walking the streets is comedy gold, as they keep earning the wrath of the men working in the sewers — €”a very funny routine.  The short ends with a full-out fight between Stanley and Oliver, with Oliver punching and Stan kicking in the shins, which soon spreads to other passerby, and ends with the crowd getting involved in a massive fight that ends with everyone’€™s pants being ripped off!

You’€™re Darn Tootin’€™ is a very funny Laurel and Hardy short film, which I enjoyed very much, and hope that you do as well.

You're Darn Tootin' - Oliver Hardy loses his pants, while Stan Laurel looks onFunny movie quotes from You’€™re Darn Tootin’€™

Police Officer: [to Stan and Ollie, performing as street musicians] Where’€™s your license?
Oliver Hardy: We have no dog …

Oliver Hardy: I wouldn’t mind training a seal or an elephant — €”but you’€™re hopeless!


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