A Chump At Oxford 1940

Street sweepers Stan & Ollie inadvertently foil a bank robbery during their lunch break, and are rewarded with an Oxford education. This classic film contains several of L & H’s funniest routines, and received some of the team’s best reviews. Note: Contrary to popular belief, the featurette “A Chump At Oxford” is not just a shorter version of the 63 minute European cut. Upon release of the 42 minute version, Roach decided to expand the film to 63 minutes. A 21 minute segment (a talkie remake of “From Soup To Nuts”) was shot and all the footage turned over to editor Bert Jordan, who ignored the 4 reels already assembled and started from scratch, drawing upon unused takes, alternate set-ups, and scenes of different length. Dir. Alfred J. Goulding

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Genre: Classic Films
Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Forrester Harvey, Wilfred Lucas, Forbes Murray, Eddie Borden, Charlie Hall & Peter Cushing.
Year: 1940
Color/BW: Black & White
Movie Type: Public Domain Movies
Decade: 1940s
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