Towed in a Hole (1932)

This a Covid-19 2021 minireview!

“Let’s put our brains together, so that we can forge ahead! Remember, united we stand – divided we fall. [Ollie shakes Stanley’s hand, walks away, slips on a bar of soap left on the deck by Stanley, falls off the boat]” – Oliver

Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Sep 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Stan and Oliver decide to build a boat in order to find a way to make money as fisherman.

Bottom Line – Fun laurel and Hardy film that has it’s moments. The slapstick works well and due to the amazing (and obvious) chemistry between the two, things feels so enjoyable from start to finish.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film that became “Towed in a Hole” was scheduled to start shooting on October 17, 1932, but was postponed for two weeks whilst Stan Laurel and his gag writers struggled to come up with a workable story. Director George Marshall described how he found the way out of this impasse: “I drove to the studio one morning, and in Culver City I passed one of these little fish wagons; and this fellow was touting his wares with a long horn as he drove down the street. So I thought, ‘Well, maybe that could be the answer, with the boys selling the fish, but to make more money, catching their own fish.’ I had about that much when I came to the studio. Stan was sitting in his room. I told him about the idea and he said, ‘Yeah, that just might work.’. The script developed from there. Filming began on November 1 and lasted ten days. The result is considered one of Laurel & Hardy’s finest short comedies. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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