Politiquerías (1931)

56 mins | Comedy | 1931

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HISTORY

This film is an expanded version of a 1931 English language three-reel short entitled Chickens Come Home, which starred Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Some sources state that Pedro Regas (whom modern sources credit as playing an office worker), Arturo Turich, Arturo Turich jr., Panchita Acosta, Elena Durán, Mary Emery, Al Flores and Rafael Valverde appeared in the picture in secondary roles, but their participation in the film has not been confirmed. Although Jack Stevens is credited on screen as the photographer, Art Lloyd is credited as the photographer in publicity. Some reviews erroneously interchange the roles of Carmen Granada and Rina de Liguoro. Modern sources add the following actors to the cast: Ellinor Van Der Veer, Vera Zouroff and Benito Fernandez (Dinner party guests). For more information about Laurel and Hardy's career together and their foreign language films, see entry for Pardon Us. ...

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This film is an expanded version of a 1931 English language three-reel short entitled Chickens Come Home, which starred Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Some sources state that Pedro Regas (whom modern sources credit as playing an office worker), Arturo Turich, Arturo Turich jr., Panchita Acosta, Elena Durán, Mary Emery, Al Flores and Rafael Valverde appeared in the picture in secondary roles, but their participation in the film has not been confirmed. Although Jack Stevens is credited on screen as the photographer, Art Lloyd is credited as the photographer in publicity. Some reviews erroneously interchange the roles of Carmen Granada and Rina de Liguoro. Modern sources add the following actors to the cast: Ellinor Van Der Veer, Vera Zouroff and Benito Fernandez (Dinner party guests). For more information about Laurel and Hardy's career together and their foreign language films, see entry for Pardon Us.

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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Chickens Come Home
Release Date:
1931
Premiere Information:
San José, Costa Rica opening: 1 May 1931; Buenos Aires, Argentina opening: 11 Jun 1931; San Juan, Puerto Rico opening: 24 Jun 1931
Production Date:

Physical Properties:
Sound
Sistema Western Electric [Western Electric System]
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
56
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
Spanish
SYNOPSIS

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are successful businessmen, and Ollie is a candidate for mayor. Unfortunately, a former lady friend shows up in Ollie's office one day and threatens to expose their relationship unless he gives her some money. Ollie arranges to meet her that evening to straighten everything out. Soon after, Ollie's wife arrives to tell him that she has planned a dinner party for that evening and has invited guests who are important to his electoral campaign. Stan is drafted to go to the "old flame's" apartment and stall her until Ollie can get there. The lady thinks she is being tricked, however, and so she calls Ollie and threatens to go to his house unless he comes to her apartment immediately. While Ollie tries to sneak out, Stan attempts to keep the lady occupied. She eventually gets out, however, and during their struggle, Stan is spotted by a busy-body friend of his wife's. Stan and the ex-girl friend arrive at Ollie's house, where they are introduced as husband and wife. After the other guests leave, Ollie threatens the lady and she faints. The boys are endeavoring to remove her from the house when the real Mrs. Laurel shows up with a ...

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Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are successful businessmen, and Ollie is a candidate for mayor. Unfortunately, a former lady friend shows up in Ollie's office one day and threatens to expose their relationship unless he gives her some money. Ollie arranges to meet her that evening to straighten everything out. Soon after, Ollie's wife arrives to tell him that she has planned a dinner party for that evening and has invited guests who are important to his electoral campaign. Stan is drafted to go to the "old flame's" apartment and stall her until Ollie can get there. The lady thinks she is being tricked, however, and so she calls Ollie and threatens to go to his house unless he comes to her apartment immediately. While Ollie tries to sneak out, Stan attempts to keep the lady occupied. She eventually gets out, however, and during their struggle, Stan is spotted by a busy-body friend of his wife's. Stan and the ex-girl friend arrive at Ollie's house, where they are introduced as husband and wife. After the other guests leave, Ollie threatens the lady and she faints. The boys are endeavoring to remove her from the house when the real Mrs. Laurel shows up with a hatchet.

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