They Go Boom
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|They Go Boom|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||James Parrott|
|Produced by||Hal Roach|
|Written by||Leo McCarey (story)
|Music by||William Axt
|Edited by||Richard C. Currier|
|20 min 21sec|
They Go Boom is a 1929 short comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy.
3AM - Mr Hardy had the sniffles - His carburetor hadn't been right for days and days -
Laurel & Hardy try to sleep in a rented room. Hardy, suffering from a cold, coughs frequently, while Laurel snores. Both of them have trouble falling asleep because of this. They try to solve their problems, but this results in total chaos. The owner of the room (played by Charlie Hall) threatens to throw them out. When the duo is back in their room, their air mattress is filled up accidentally with gas and blown up so big that Stan and Ollie are pressed against the ceiling. After they have realized the trouble they are in, they start to panic, at which point the hotel owner and a police officer enter the room. Oliver sneezes and the mattress explodes.
Typical of early talkies, the film has no musical score but makes effective use of sound effects. There is only music at the beginning and end of the film.
- They Go Boom at the Internet Movie Database
- They Go Boom at AllMovie
- They Go Boom at Rotten Tomatoes
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