Mae Busch never looked more menacing than she did in this Laurel and Hardy three-reeler. She plays a wealthy widow who was once dumped by an Oliver and has sworn to kill every subsequent Oliver that crosses her path. Stan and Ollie, blissfully ignorant of her scheme, see her advertisement in the personals section of the newspaper while working at their barber shop -- or "tonsorial parlor," as its window proclaims. Both of them decide to answer her ad, but Oliver only mails his own letter. She replies and has Ollie come to her mansion. Stan shows up not long after, having discovered his unmailed letter, and he now demands that he get half the cut -- not realizing how appropriate the term is. He has traded the barber shop away for a "gold" brick...and some nuts. It becomes clear to both Stan and Ollie that something is very wrong -- the butler, Jitters (Jack Barty), plays cards with an invisible deck, and their dinner, too, is invisible. Finally, Jitters confesses the widow's plan to cut Ollie's throat. Since the doors are all locked and the windows barred, it seems like there's nothing for the boys to do but stay up all night. This comedy has a number of similarities to 1930's The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case, and even though it's not one of the duo's best, it still has a number of very funny moments.
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