The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case
The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case is a Laurel and Hardy pre-Code comedy film released in 1930. It is one of a handful of three-reel comedies they made, running 28 minutes. It was directed by James Parrott, produced by Hal Roach and distributed by MGM.
Laurel and Hardy are seated at a dockside where Stan is fishing. Ollie sees a notice in a newspaper which says one Ebeneezer Laurel has died and left a large estate. Parties interested in the estate should go to the Laurel mansion for the reading of the will. Stan can't remember if Ebeneezer is a relative or not but they decide to go to the mansion anyway. They arrive during a thunderstorm and discover that Ebeneezer had been murdered and that the police had placed the notice in the newspaper to draw all of the relatives together to find out who committed the crime.
|author||H. M. Walker|
|editor||Richard C. Currier|
|genre||comedy horror mystery|
|keywords||another fine mess begin dock dockside drag dream fall fight fish leroy shield murder newspaper our gang phone call read secret door sleep over strange noise study telephone call thunderstorm trapdoor vanish wake up will|
|theme||comedy horror short|