The Music Box
The Music Box is a Laurel and Hardy short film comedy released in 1932. It was directed by James Parrott, produced by Hal Roach and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film won the very first Academy Award for Live Action Short Film (Comedy) in 1932. It has been considered culturally significant by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
Opening title card
- Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy decided to reorganize and resupervise their entire financial structure -- So they took the $3.80 and went into business.
- Professor: Well? When are you two numskulls going to take this thing out of the way?!!
- Ollie: What's it to you?!
- Professor: I should like to pass.
- Ollie: Why don't you walk around?
- Professor: What? Walk AROUND?! ME, Professor Theodore von Schwarzenhoffen, M.D., A.D., D.D.S., F.L.D., F.F.F. and F., should walk AROUND?! (starts pushing past the box and Stan and Ollie) Get that thing out of my way! Get out of my way!
- Stan: Say, listen! Don't you think you're bounding over your steps?
- Officer: Whaddaya mean, "bounding over my steps?"
- Ollie: (tries to cover up for Stan) Heh, why he means, uh, overstepping your bounds!
- Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy decided to reorganize and resupervise their entire financial structure- so they took the $3.80 and went into business.
- Stan Laurel - Stan
- Oliver Hardy - Ollie
- Billy Gilbert - Professor Theodore Von Schwarzenhoffen, M.D., A.D., D.D.S., F.L.D., F-F-F-and-F
- Gladys Gale - Mrs. Von Schwarzenhoffen
- Sam Lufkin - police officer
- Lilyan Irene - nursemaid
- Charlie Hall - postman
- William Gillespie - piano salesman