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County Hospital (film)

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Director  James Parrott
Film series  Laurel and Hardy Series
Language  English
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Short, Comedy
Country  United States
County Hospital (film) movie poster

Writer  H.M. Walker (dialogue)
Release date  June 25, 1932 (1932-06-25)
Music director  Marvin Hatley, Leroy Shield
Cast  Stan Laurel (Stan), Oliver Hardy (Ollie), Billy Gilbert (The Doctor), May Wallace (Miss Wallace, head nurse), Estelle Etterre (Nurse Smith), William Austin (Ollies' Rommate)
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County Hospital is a Laurel and Hardy short film made in 1932. It was directed by James Parrott, produced by Hal Roach and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Ollie is in hospital with a broken leg, Stan comes to visit and ends up getting Ollie kicked out; on the way home Stan crashes the car.


County Hospital (film) movie scenes


County Hospital (film) movie scenes

Ollie is in the hospital with a broken leg. Stan pays him a visit (he did not have anything else to do) bearing a "thoughtful" gift of hard-boiled eggs and nuts. Ollie complains he cannot eat hard-boiled eggs or nuts and asks Stan why he did not bring a box of candy. Stan explains boxes of candy cost too much and that Ollie did not pay him for the last box he had brought him. While eating an egg, Stan knocks over a jug of water and Ollie hits him on the head with a bedpan. Dr. Gilbert comes in to examine Ollie and tells him he should be in the hospital at least two months, to Ollie's delight; this is the first time he remembers having such a wonderful rest. But Stan causes so much trouble, the angry Dr. Gilbert orders both patient and guest out of the hospital at once. "You had nothing else to do so you thought you'd come around and see me," says an irritated Ollie. "Here I was for the first time in my life having a nice peaceful time and you had to come and spoil it. Get my clothes." Before leaving, Stan first manages to destroy a pair of trousers belonging to Ollie's roommate (who is also going home) and then accidentally sits on a hypodermic needle loaded with sedative. The nurse comes in, discovers this and nearly collapses into hysterics. Stan attempts to drive Ollie home, but is nearly asleep at the wheel thanks to the sedative, and the car careens wildly through the streets in a token comic "reckless driving" sequence of hilarious (yet obviously staged) traffic chaos...until Stan finally smashes the car between two streetcars, bending it into a 90 degree angle so that he can only drive round and round in circles.


  • Stan Laurel (Himself)
  • Oliver Hardy (Himself)
  • Billy Gilbert as The Doctor
  • May Wallace as Miss Wallace, head nurse
  • Estelle Etterre as Nurse Smith
  • William Austin as Ollies' Roommate
  • Belle Hare as a Nurse
  • Lilyan Irene as a Nurse
  • Dorothy Layton as a Nurse
  • Sam Lufkin as a Police Officer
  • Baldwin Cooke as an Orderly
  • Ham Kinsey as an Orderly
  • Frank Holliday as a Visitor

  • County Hospital (film) Laurel and Hardy in County Hospital Ollie has instructed Stan to

    County Hospital (film) County Hospital 1932 Laurel and Hardy Filming Locations 2015

    County Hospital (film) Laurel and Hardy Central County Hospital


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