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Blotto is a Laurel & Hardy sound short film released 8 February 1930.

Summary

During Prohibition, Stan and Ollie make plans to spend a wild night out at the Rainbow Club. Phoning Stan at home, Ollie suggests a ruse by which Stan is to convince his wife, who keeps him on a short leash, that he has been called away on business. Stan agrees, assuring Ollie that his wife is "so dumb she'll never know the difference."

Eavesdropping on another line, she is furious, but continues listening as Stan tells Ollie that he knows where he can get some liquor. He plans to steal the bottle that his wife has hidden, and later blame the loss on the iceman. Mrs. Laurel immediately launches a scheme of her own: she replaces the alcohol with a non-alcoholic mixture. Stan and Ollie proceed to get "drunk" at the nightclub, having a wonderful time. That is, until the angry wife turns up with a shotgun, reveals that their "liquor" is merely cold tea, chases them into the street, and demolishes their cab with one well-aimed shot.

Cast

  • Stan Laurel as Stan
*Oliver Hardy as Ollie
  • Anita Garvin as Mrs. Laurel (replaced in Spanish-language version by Linda Loredo)
  • Baldwin Cooke as Waiter
  • Dick Gilbert as Phone booth gawker
  • Charlie Hall as Cabdriver
  • Tiny Sandford as Waiter
  • Jean De Briac as Shopkeeper
  • Jack Hill as Bit part
  • Symona Boniface as Lady who sits in wet chair