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Any Old Port is a Laurel & Hardy sound short film released 5 March 1932.

Summary

Sailors Stan and Ollie disembark and book into a sleazy hotel. Owner Mugsie Long intends to marry a young girl against her wishes, but Stan and Ollie come to her rescue. They throw billiard balls at his head to knock him out, only to see them bounce off his head with no effect to him whatsoever. After fleeing the hotel, the boys find out they've left their money in their room, but an old pal of Ollie's offers $50 if Ollie will fight in a boxing ring that night. Ollie agrees but predictably makes Stan the fighter and himself the manager. Stan's opponent is Mugsie himself. Ollie makes a seemingly wise bet with a drunk on Mugsie to win. The drunk accepts the bet, making himself seem to Ollie a sucker. Seeing Stan as his opponent, Mugsie loads his glove with metal before the fight begins. However, during the course of the fight, Mugsie and Stan accidentally switch gloves, causing Mugsie to comically run away from Stan knowing he has the loaded glove. Stan, who doesn't realize the glove is loaded despite it weighing his arm down, manages to knock out Mugsie when the latter tries to pull the loaded glove off Stan's hand and winds up knocking himself out. Ollie winces in defeat while the drunk chuckles in triumph. Mugsie's second calls a policeman and tells him Stan had been fighting with a loaded glove. Ollie is forced to give the drunk the money they received for entering the fight, to Stan's consternation. Ollie explains, "I bet on you to lose and you double-crossed me!" Stan, enraged at his own buddy and manager betting against him, starts to knock Ollie out cold, but as he draws his fist back, he accidentally knocks out the policeman investigating about the loaded glove. Stan and Ollie flee the stadium in terror.

Cast

  • Stan Laurel
  • Oliver Hardy
  • Walter Long
  • Julie Bishop (billed as Jacqueline Wells)
  • Harry Bernard
  • Bobby Burns
  • Sam Lufkin
  • Dick Gilbert
  • Charlie Hall