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County Hospital

Released Jun 25, 1932 19m Comedy List
Reviews 71% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Stan visits Ollie in the hospital and causes mayhem. Read More Read Less

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Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Although this is one of Laurel and Hardy's simpler pictures, based mostly in a single room, the slapstick is exceptionally diverting and destructive. Rated: 6/10 Jul 26, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member An excellent short film by Laurel and Hardy in which Stan visits Ollie, who happens to have a broken leg, and ends up destroying the hospital in the process. Clearly in the boys' peak period. A plus is Billy Gilbert, who was always one of their best villains, and a minus is obvious back projection, due to producer Hal Roach's financial instability at the time. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review simon d more class. Boiled eggs and nuts, tut. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This short starts very well but runs out of steam half way through. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Mike M The slapstick that follows tends towards the painful - Ollie repeatedly landing on his useless limb, Stan sitting on a hypodermic syringe (which drives the nurses, a little oddly, to laughter rather than concerned panic) - yet grants the leads a worthy nemesis in the wild-maned (Italianate?) doctor who, in the dynamic highpoint, gets catapulted out of a top-floor hospital window... The final bout of back projection is so comically slapdash as to almost certainly be deliberate - surely even 1932 audiences must ave been sophisticated enough to spot the fakery? - and leads to a marvellous visual gag: a car that rhymes with the break in Ollie's leg, turning circles, going nowhere. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/11 Full Review Audience Member [center][img]http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/7137/gay0bl.png[/img] [/center] [center][i]The Devil's Rejects [/i]is nearly sadistic perfection. Such an incredible film. I rarely, if ever, see films twice in theaters, but for this I indulged. Zooey Deschanel is just amazing in every film she is in, no matter the quality of the film itself. The fluidity of the dialogue and the realism of the relationship between Paul (Paul Schneider) and Noel (Deschanel) is fascinating, yet frustrating. [left]The incredibly minimal amount of recent commentary is due to this: I have been consistently stressed, confused, and disheartened lately. Too much drama. Emotionally drained. [/left] [/center] Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty funny Laurel and Hardy short-film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Stan visits Ollie in the hospital and causes mayhem.
Director
James Parrott
Producer
Hal Roach
Screenwriter
H. M. Walker
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jun 25, 1932, Original
Runtime
19m