They Go Boom

They Go Boom

Theatrical release poster
Directed by James Parrott
Produced by Hal Roach
Written by Leo McCarey (story)
H.M. Walker
Starring Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy
Charlie Hall
Sam Lufkin
Music by William Axt
S. Williams
Cinematography Art Lloyd
George Stevens
Edited by Richard C. Currier
Distributed by


DIC Entertainment (1990)
Release dates
  • September 21, 1929 (1929-09-21)
Running time
20' 21"
Country United States
Language English

They Go Boom is a 1929 short comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy.


3AM - Mr Hardy had the sniffles - His carburetor hadn't been right for days and days -


Laurel & Hardy try to sleep in a rented room. Hardy, suffering from a cold, coughs frequently, while Laurel snores. Both of them have trouble falling asleep because of this. They try to solve their problems, but this results in total chaos. The owner of the room (played by Charlie Hall) threatens to throw them out. When the duo is back in their room, their air mattress is filled up accidentally with gas and blown up so big that Stan and Ollie are pressed against the ceiling. After they have realized the trouble they are in, they start to panic, at which point the hotel owner and a police officer enter the room. Oliver sneezes and the mattress explodes.


Typical of early talkies, the film has no musical score but makes effective use of sound effects. There is only music at the beginning and end of the film.



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