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The Music Box

TV-G Released Apr 16, 1932 39m Comedy List
Reviews 91% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
Gravity, an impatient professor and a sassy nursemaid hinder movers (Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy) trying to deliver a player piano to an upstairs address. Read More Read Less

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Peter Bradshaw Guardian Like so many of Laurel and Hardy's escalating disasters, it can only be watched from between your fingers. Rated: 5/5 Nov 12, 2015 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Demonstrates exemplary comic timing and some genuinely hilarious bits of exaggerated violence. Rated: 7/10 Jul 30, 2020 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed A bonafide talkie classic with non-stop laughs... Dec 18, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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Louisa E I've always liked Chaplin more than Laurel and Hardy, and this movie highlights why. The plot is simple, which is ok in comedy, but there was nothing clever about it. The only smile I got was when they stopped fighting for the national anthem. I always feel something for Chaplin's characters, but not for either Laurel or Hardy, so it's very one-dimensional. That said, there are Laurel and Hardy movies I like, but this isn't one. I think Horse Feathers was made this year, and while it was a full-length movie, I wish the category was comedy in general so that the Marx Bros. could have a nomination. 6/10 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/08/23 Full Review William D Not one of their best, but it has a few laughs in it. Man, that's one tough piano. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/12/23 Full Review Audience Member LOL, the funniest 39 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Brilliant!! I've enjoyed this over and over for 55 years; there is a color version that's a treat for those of you who don't like black and white. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Timeless, and sheer genius. L&H at their very - incompetent - best! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member You can see the huge influence that this classic short comedy and other similar ones by Laurel and Hardy had on an infinitude of movies, cartoons and comedians that came out after, and it is really funny to see those two wrestling with a piano up and downstairs over and over. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Gravity, an impatient professor and a sassy nursemaid hinder movers (Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy) trying to deliver a player piano to an upstairs address.
Director
James Parrott
Producer
Hal Roach
Distributor
MGM
Production Co
Hal Roach Studios Inc.
Rating
TV-G
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 16, 1932, Original
Runtime
39m