Pardon Us (1931)

This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“We will now have the roll call. Those that are here will answer “present”. Those that are not here will say “yes.” ” – School teacher

Number of Times Seen – 1 (5 May 2020)

Brief Synopsis – Two aspiring workers end up in jail after inadvertently trying to sell alcohol to a policeman during Prohibition.

Bottom Line – Pretty funny yet superficial Laurel and Hardy comedy. The story plays out in a funny manner because of the amazing chemistry between the two of them. This was also their very first full length film and showed that it is possible to maintain their level of humor for over an hour. The antics that these characters play in the movie work quite well and show how great a comedy team they truly were.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy’s first feature-length film. Producer Hal Roach had wanted to use some of the sets left over from MGM’s big-budget prison picture The Big House (1930) to do a prison-movie spoof and MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer agreed on the condition that Laurel and Hardy do a picture for MGM in the future. Roach turned down the deal and hired set designer Frank Durlauf to build exact replicas of the necessary prison sets. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)


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