Nothing but Trouble (1944 film)
- Nothing but Trouble (1944 film)
Nothing But Trouble is a late Laurel and Hardy feature. The plot involves the team as a chef and a butler wrecking a dinner party - the bit where they cook a rubber steak and try to carve it at the table is particularly humorous. They also foil an assassination plot against a young king who is threatened for the throne by his jealous uncle.
At a low point in his career at the time, Buster Keaton worked as a gagman on this film. Keaton's regard for Laurel and Hardy was always high, and he was a good friend of Stan Laurel's throughout their lives.
The finale where the two are about to commit suicide by jumping off a tall building to the busy street below is an obvious Keaton idea.
At Laurel's funeral in 1965, Keaton said that he felt Laurel was a greater comedian than Charlie Chaplin.
This film is not regarded by fans and critics as one of their better efforts although it does have some funny moments.
- ^ Mitchell, Glenn (1995). The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd.. ISBN 0-7134-7711-3. , p.150
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