The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Odd Couple Film, Slapstick  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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While on an outing to go fishing, Oliver Hardy is trying to get some sleep. He's disturbed by a newspaper that blows in, advertising the reading of the will of an Ebeneezer Laurel. Convinced that his partner, Stan Laurel, must be the heir, the pair head for the Laurel mansion. Upon arrival they find a detective (Fred Kelsey) who suspects murder and forbids anyone to leave the house. Laurel and Hardy spend a chilling night, assigned to the same bedroom in which the murder was committed, their ineptitude only heightening their fright. Various Laurel relatives keep disappearing mysteriously; a trapdoor is found. Hardy winds up in a death struggle with one of the murderers, only to wake up back on the boat. It was all just a dream. Not one of Laurel and Hardy's most hilarious three-reelers, but with many funny moments nonetheless.

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detective, fishing, inheritance, investigation, murder, will [document]