Come Clean (film)

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Come Clean
Directed by James W. Horne
Produced by Hal Roach
Written by H.M. Walker
Stan Laurel (uncredited)
Starring Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy
Release date
  • September 19, 1931 (1931-09-19)
Running time
20 min 55 sec
Country United States
Language English

Come Clean is a 1931 American Pre-Code short film starring Laurel and Hardy, directed by James W. Horne and produced by Hal Roach.


Mr. and Mrs. Hardy wish to have a quiet night in their apartment, but are interrupted when Mr. and Mrs. Laurel pay a visit. After Stan says he'd like to go for ice cream, he and Ollie go out for some but prevent a shrewish woman from committing suicide on the way back home. The floozie is ungrateful and makes threats against the boys unless they look after her. They spend a frantic evening trying to keep her out of sight from their wives.


  • The opening scene was a reworking from their silent film Should Married Men Go Home?
  • Linda Loredo, who plays Mrs. Laurel, had appeared in several foreign-language versions of several previous short films. This was her only part in an English language Laurel and Hardy film. She died of peritonitis shortly after the film's completion at age 24.
  • The film was later reworked into the plot of Brooklyn Orchid, one of Hal Roach's Streamliners, made in 1942 and starring William Bendix and Joe Sawyer.


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