Written and filmed February, 1929. Released by MGM, May, 1929. Produced by Hal Roach. Directed by Lewis Foster. Two Reels.
Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Harlow, William Gillespie, Captain John Peters, Charley Rogers, Tiny Sandford.   

STORY: Doormen at a swanky hotel, Stan and Ollie manage to tear off Jean Harlow's dress, drop a prince down an elevator shaft a few times, and inflict their innocently inept indignities on hotel guests, hotel employees, cops and cab drivers.

JL: This one never seems quite as good as it ought to be.  All the elements are promising: Laurel and Hardy in a high-society setting, a string of stock character-types with which to interact, and the comical appearance of The Boys in doorman and footman garb.  But it's a film that reads better than it plays. Enough laughs to make it worthwhile, but an average short overall.

Copyright © 2012 John Larrabee, John V. Brennan

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