Come Clean (1931 film)
|Directed by||James W. Horne|
|Written by||H.M. Walker|
Stan Laurel (uncredited)
|Produced by||Hal Roach|
|Edited by||Richard C. Currier|
|Music by||Marvin Hatley|
Come Clean is a 1931 American pre-Code short film starring Laurel and Hardy, directed by James W. Horne and produced by Hal Roach.
Mr. and Mrs. Hardy wish to have a quiet night in their apartment, but are interrupted when Mr. and Mrs. Laurel pay a visit. After Stan says he'd like to go for ice cream, he and Ollie go out to fetch some. On their way back home, they prevent a shrewish woman named Kate from committing suicide. Kate is ungrateful and makes threats against the boys unless they look after her. They spend a frantic evening trying to keep her out of sight from their wives. Kate is eventually hidden in the Hardys' bathroom with Stan.
Kate is shortly exposed and arrested as a wanted criminal by a policeman summoned by the apartment-block doorman, and Stan is informed that he is entitled to a $1,000 reward for her capture. When Stan suggests spending the money on ice cream, Ollie washes him down the bath plughole.
- Stan Laurel – Stan
- Oliver Hardy – Ollie
- Gertrude Astor – Mrs. Hardy
- Linda Loredo – Mrs. Laurel
- Mae Busch – Kate
- Charlie Hall – Ice cream vendor
- Tiny Sandford – Doorman
- The opening scene was a reworking from their silent film Should Married Men Go Home?
- Linda Loredo, who plays Mrs. Laurel, had appeared in several foreign-language versions of several previous short films. This was her only part in an English language Laurel and Hardy film. She died on August 11, 1931, a month before the film's release.
- The film was later reworked into the plot of the 1942 film Brooklyn Orchid (a Hal Roach's Streamliner), starring William Bendix and Joe Sawyer.
- Come Clean at IMDb
- Come Clean at the TCM Movie Database
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