and filmed February, 1929. Released by MGM, May, 1929. Produced by Hal
Roach. Directed by Lewis Foster. Two Reels.
Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Harlow, William Gillespie,
Captain John Peters, Charley Rogers, Tiny
STORY: Doormen at a swanky hotel, Stan and Ollie manage to tear off
Jean Harlow's dress, drop a prince down an elevator shaft a few times,
and inflict their innocently inept indignities on hotel guests, hotel
employees, cops and cab drivers.
This one never seems quite as good as it ought to be. All the
elements are promising: Laurel and Hardy in a high-society setting, a
string of stock character-types with which to interact, and the comical
appearance of The Boys in doorman and footman garb. But it's
film that reads better than it plays. Enough laughs to make it
worthwhile, but an average short overall.
© 2012 John
Larrabee, John V. Brennan