The Music Box

Revealing mistake: When Oliver is fleeing the rolling crate on the steps, he falls to the ground and the crate flies over him. At this point, the wires pulling the crate are visible.

Continuity mistake: When Oliver falls into the fountain with the wooden crate, you can tell the crate is empty because it is floating. But when we see a close-up of Oliver in the next shot, the crate has been weighed down and is not floating.

Continuity mistake: When Stan pokes Oliver in the eye, Oliver steps backwards and you can see the floor around him is saturated with water. But when we see Oliver putting his shoe into the nails on the piece of wood, the floor is now completely dry.

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Trivia: "The Music Box" won the first Academy Award for Live Action Short Film in 1932. It was also the only Laurel and Hardy film to be honoured with an Oscar.

Trivia: "The Music Box" is a remake of one of Laurel and Hardy's earlier silent films, "Hats Off", which is now presumed lost.


Ollie: What were you doing up there?
Stan: I was trying to plug it in.
Ollie: That's not the place to plug it in! Give it to me.

Nursemaid: And not only that, he kicked me.
Policeman: He kicked you?
Nursemaid: Yes, officer, right in the middle of my daily duty.
Policeman: Oh, he kicked you did he?

Ollie: Where there's a will, there's a way.


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