A Chump At Oxford

Year Released: 1940
Main Stars: Stan Laurel,  Oliver Hardy,  Forrester Harvey, Peter Cushing
Review Date: December 2016
Last watched: December 2016
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: DVD BoxSet

First time I’ve seen a laurel and hardy as an adult and they are what they are and do it well. In this one there’s a definite squashing of two films together that doesn’t really work. The first is a short about a dinner party and the second is the real film which starts as they sweep the streets. Guess that’s how the film industry did comedy in those days.

Anyway, it’s a good romp with some smart scenes and buffoonery. Also nice to see a double act that really work together. Look out for a young Peter Cushing as one of the students too.

I feel it’s not their best though and I’m waiting for the ones that made me roll about as a kid.

DVD Extras: I’m working my way through the box set of laurel and hardy so on this disc was also included two shorts that show where the ideas came from for Oxford chump. There’s also a piece at the end of one of the shows that  tells you a little about what was happening here.

Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Once.
Keep DVD?
No.
Watch if on TV?
No.
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Hug.

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