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County Hospital is a Laurel & Hardy sound short film released 25 June 1932.


Ollie is in the hospital with a broken leg. Since he did not have anything else to do, Stan pays him a visit, bearing a "thoughtful" gift of hard-boiled eggs and nuts. Ollie complains he cannot eat hard-boiled eggs or nuts and asks Stan why he did not bring a box of candy. Stan explains boxes of candy cost too much and that Ollie did not pay him for the last box he had brought him. While eating an egg, Stan knocks over a jug of water and Ollie hits him on the head with a bedpan. Dr. Gilbert comes in to examine Ollie and tells him he should be in the hospital at least two months, to Ollie's delight; this is the first time he remembers having such a wonderful rest. But Stan causes so much trouble, the angry Dr. Gilbert orders both patient and guest out of the hospital at once. "You had nothing else to do so you thought you'd come around and see me," says an irritated Ollie. "Here I was for the first time in my life having a nice peaceful time and you had to come and spoil it. Get my clothes." Before leaving, Stan first manages to destroy a pair of trousers belonging to Ollie's roommate and then accidentally sits on a hypodermic needle loaded with a sedative. The nurse comes in, discovers this and nearly collapses into hysterics. Stan drives Ollie home, but is nearly asleep at the wheel thanks to the sedative, and the car careens wildly through the busy streets, until Stan finally smashes it between two streetcars, bending the car so that he can only drive round and round in circles.


  • Stan Laurel as Himself
  • Oliver Hardy as Himself
  • Billy Gilbert as The doctor
  • May Wallace as Miss Wallace, head nurse
  • Estelle Etterre as Nurse Smith
  • William Austin as Ollies' roommate
  • Belle Hare as a Nurse
  • Lilyan Irene as a Nurse
  • Dorothy Layton as a Nurse
  • Sam Lufkin as a Police Officer
  • Baldwin Cooke as an Orderly
  • Ham Kinsey as an Orderly
  • Frank Holliday as a Visitor