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Laurel and Hardy were a comedy duo who worked during the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. The team was composed of Englishman Stan Laurel (1890–1965) and American Oliver Hardy (1892–1957). They became well known during the late 1920s to the mid-1940s for their slapstick comedy, with Laurel playing the clumsy and childlike friend of the pompous bully Hardy.

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Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 1

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Laurel and Hardy were a comedy double act during the early classical Hollywood era of American cinema. The team was composed of thin Englishman Stan Laurel (1890–1965) and heavyset American Oliver Hardy (1892–1957). They became well known during the late 1920s through the mid-1940s for their slapstick comedy. In this segment, they find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere without any gas. As Ollie says, a wartime C-Card (a card reserved for people essential to the war effort) wouldn't be of any use.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 2

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Traveling musicians Stan and Oliver think they really might be stranded, a stranger comes along with exactly the right thing to help.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 3

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Stan and Oliver get caught up in con — selling the “Little Wonder Gas Pill,” an answer to gas rationing.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 4

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The Little Wonder Gas Pills sell like hotcakes in Midvale but a customer's displeasure forces Stan, Oliver, and Mr. Wright to make a hasty getaway. There's also a stowaway in the trailer.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 5

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Chester Wright and Susan Cowan return to Midvale and pay a visit to the lawyer who was unwittingly caught up in the flimflam. Wright hatches a plan to right the wrong, a larcenous plan at that.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 6

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Wright's elaborate plan to get the money back from Corcoran, the swindler who cheated Susan's mother, is set into action. "Kale," "mazuma," "moola," "lettuce," and "hay" are some of the slang words for money that the characters use in this segment.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 7

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Dorcas feigns a fainting spell and lures Stan into her hotel room. She suggests they have a Sazerac, a New Orleans cocktail made with either rye whiskey or cognac, together with water, sugar, and bitters or absinthe.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 8

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Oliver and Dorcas get acquainted in the hotel room while Stan hides under the furniture. Susan worries that Chester may double-cross her, and Chester does seem to be plotting something.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 9

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Mary Lou and Oliver dance about the hotel room and are interrupted by her husband.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 10

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Oliver pretends that he's the Sheriff from Midvale County when he confronts Mary Lou's husband about the swindling of Mrs. Audrey Cowan. From under the chaise lounge, Stan saves the day.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 11

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Susan rehearses at the riverboat nightclub, singing “I've Gotta See for Myself” about “the will-o-the-wisp they call love.” A will-o-the wisp is something that is ghost-like and elusive. Vivian Blaine, who plays Susan Cowan, went on to star in the debut of Guys and Dolls on Broadway

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 12

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Stan loses at poker and is asked to play a role that he has misgivings about. However, with some coaching from Oliver, Stan admirably rises to the occasion.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 13

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Miss Emily, actually Stan in disguise, is delighted with Susan and the show. Mr. Bennett thinks he's got Miss Emily on the hook for five thousand dollars. Meanwhile, Oliver literally empties Mr. Bennett's pockets.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 14

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Miss Emily, who is Stan in disguise, is delighted with Susan and the show. Mr. Bennett thinks he's got Miss Emily on the hook for five thousand dollars. Meanwhile, "Watty" literally empties Mr. Bennett's pockets.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 15

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Mr. Bennett wants Tony Queen to advance him five thousand dollars to stuff in an envelope — part of a con to cheat Miss Emily out of her investment in the show. Chester has cooked up a similar swindle involving the switching of envelopes for Stan and Ollie to carry out on Mr. Bennett.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 16

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It's time for the envelope routine and both groups are sure they've pulled a fast one. Miss Emily proposes a drink to celebrate while Chester takes the envelope to the hotel safe.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 17

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When ​Bennett open​s​ the envelope​,​ Stan and Ollie make a hasty getaway — but not fast enough. Tony Queen plans on turning the showboat into a ​casino, which will include ​roulette and ​the bird cage (a game played with three dice)​. Queen also has plans for Susan.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 18

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Ollie is tasked with shoveling coal into the boiler to heat the riverboat while Miss Emmie (Stan) gets to sit it out. Susan entertains the nightclub patrons with a musical number.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 19

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The pills meant to turn water into gasoline were a bust, but they come in handy for Stan, Ollie, and Susan. Some of their problems just float away.

Laurel & Hardy - Jitterbugs - Part 20

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The guard in the engine room accidentally causes the nightclub riverboat to set off at full speed and chaos ensues. Chester comes to give Susan some welcome news, while Stan and Ollie end up in the Mississippi River.

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