Review: ‘Nothing But Trouble’

Story, contrasting employment void in 1932 with big demand for help in 1944, seems to have something, but after the introductory reels it gets lost in the shuffle. It then veers into a prop setup for the stars to revive the clowning they have done for years, with little new added.

Story, contrasting employment void in 1932 with big demand for help in 1944, seems to have something, but after the introductory reels it gets lost in the shuffle. It then veers into a prop setup for the stars to revive the clowning they have done for years, with little new added.

In the depression era Laurel and Hardy, descendants of a long line of cooks and butlers, are seeking employment against great odds. When convinced there isn’t a job to be had in America, they hit off on a tour of foreign lands.

Same situash obtains there, and they return to America in the lush era of employment. They are grabbed by Mary Boland, social-climber, to handle chores at a dinner she and her husband, Henry O’Neill, are giving in honor of David Leland, who plays the boy regent of a mythical kingdom.

Nothing But Trouble

Production

M-G-M. Director Sam Taylor; Producer B.F. Zeidman; Screenplay Russell Rouse, Ray Golden; Camera Charles Salerno Jr; Editor Conrad A. Nervig; Music Nathaniel Shilkret; Art Director Cedric Gibbons, Harry McAfee

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1944. Running time: 69 MIN.

With

Stan Laurel Oliver Hardy Mary Boland Philip Merivale Henry O'Neill David Leland

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