Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Several scenes were shot, but deleted from the final theatrical print, which ran 56 minutes. The first ending showed the boys in gray-bearded old age reminiscing about their misadventures.
Haven't we had bad luck enough without you spilling the salt. Make a wish and throw some over your left shoulder.
Right after Stan and Ollie escape prison, they are still visible in the prison court yard.
All of the available prints removed the opening MGM lion and all references to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Loew's Incorporated. The Spanish language version, "Los presidiarios" features all of the scenes added for the extended version; the prison school sequence is absent but there is a fire sequence during the inmates riot not featured in the English version. The opening credits of this Spanish version are lost; instead, there is a Film Classics opener (in English) and then the title with which this film was shown in Spain, "De bote en bote". In all of the other Spanish speaking countries this version was shown as "Los presidiarios".