Night Owls (1930)

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Night Owls (1930) is a Laurel and Hardy short film. It was filmed in October and November of 1929, and released January 4, 1930. The film was also made in two foreign language versions: Ladrones in Spanish and Ladroni in Italian. The foreign versions retained not only the headliners, but Edgar Kennedy and James Finlayson as well. Police officer Edgar Kennedy is warned by his Police chief to make arrests to stop a burglary epidemic on his patch or face the sack. Kennedy comes across vagrants Laurel and Hardy that night and persuades them to rob the chief's house to get in his boss's good books. The boys, believing it to be too dangerous, at first refuse. After Kennedy threatens them with ninety days in "the rockpile," and assures them he'll get them released after they're caught, they agree to the ruse. Stan and Ollie encounter various problems but after various complications, the chief catches Kennedy with various valuables in his house, while the boys manage somehow to escape. The film was also released in an alternate Spanish version, Ladrones, expanded to nearly four reels in length instead of the English two reels. Both versions are now available on DVD.

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