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Another Fine Mess is a Laurel & Hardy sound short film released 29 November 1930.

Summary

Stan and Ollie are vagabonds being chased by the police. They hide in the cellar of the mansion of an adventurer, Colonel Wilburforce Buckshot, who departs for a safari in South Africa. The mansion is to be rented out until his return, but the staff sneak off for a holiday, leaving the house empty. The boys are surrounded by police and have to deceive a honeymooning couple wanting to rent the house. Ollie disguises himself as Buckshot and Stan disguises himself as both butler Hives and chambermaid Agnes.

During a girl-talk scene with Thelma Todd and Stan (disguised as Agnes), Stan's comments get sillier and sillier. The real Colonel returns to fetch his bow and arrows, and finds the disorder that ensued after his departure. Ollie continues his masquerade as Colonel Buckshot to the real colonel, until he sees the real owner's portrait on the wall. Stan and Ollie escape the ensuing row dressed as a wildebeest on a stolen tandem bicycle. They ride into a railroad tunnel and encounter a train, but emerge riding unicycles.

Cast

  • Stan Laurel as Stan
  • Oliver Hardy as Ollie
  • Harry Bernard as policeman
  • Bobby Burns as bicyclist
  • Betty Mae Crane as talking titles
  • Beverly Crane as talking titles
  • Eddie Dunn as Meadows
  • James Finlayson as Colonel Wilburforce Buckshot
  • Charles K. Gerrard as Lord Leopold Ambrose Plumtree
  • Bill Knight as policeman
  • Bob Mimford as policeman
  • Gertrude Sutton as Agnes the maid
  • Thelma Todd as Lady Plumtree