Passed | | Short, Comedy
After far too many break-ins on his watch, an ineffective policeman approaches the unsuspecting vagabonds, Laurel and Hardy, with a preposterous proposition; one that would get him off the hook. But, are the boys up to the task?
When Laurel and Hardy toured British music halls in the 1950s, Laurel reworked the plot of this short into a stage sketch titled "A Spot of Trouble".
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James Finlayson rolls down the stairs breaking a vase at the bottom, the vase is intact a few scenes later.
This was the first Laurel & Hardy film to feature the "Dance of the Cuckoos" over the opening credits. However, all available prints are from reissues and that song was removed. The Spanish language version, "Ladrones", features the original MGM credits and lion and the "Dance of the Cuckoos" as well.
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