The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case
is a Laurel and Hardy comedy film
released in 1930
. It is 28 minutes in duration and was made from three-reels. It was directed by James Parrott
, produced by Hal Roach
and distributed by MGM
Laurel and Hardy are seated at a dockside
where Stan is fishing
. Ollie sees a notice in a newspaper
which says one Ebeneezer Laurel has died and left a large estate. Parties interested in the estate should go to the Laurel mansion for the reading of the will
. Stan can't remember if Ebeneezer is a relative or not but they decide to go to the mansion anyway. They arrive during a thunderstorm
and discover that Ebeneezer had been murdered
and that the police had placed the notice in the newspaper to draw all of the relatives together to find out who committed the crime.
Stan and Ollie are shown to a bedroom to sleep overnight, which is the room in which Ebeneezer was murdered. They hear a strange noise and in the darkness see a pair of eyes which turns out to be a cat. They then hear a scream and decide to investigate.
Meanwhile the butler is calling all of the relatives to a study
telling them they have a phone call. After lifting the handset of the phone a trapdoor
opens into which each relative disappears. Stan and Ollie return to their bedroom and get into the bed but a bat has flown into their room and is under their covers, which causes them to panic and run downstairs.
All of the other relatives have now disappeared and the butler calls Stan and... Read More