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Basic facts

Original title Towed in a Hole
Film type Kortfilm
Category Fiction
Production country
Production company
Classification Barntillåten
Swedish release 1934-11-19


Oliver Hardy

Billy Gilbert
Joe, ägaren till skrotupplaget



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Re-release title
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Director of Photography
Film Editor
Production Mixer


Stan Laurel Stan
Oliver Hardy Ollie
Billy Gilbert Joe, ägaren till skrotupplaget


Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 71248
Date 1947-01
Classification Barntillåten
Original length 565 meters
Notes Speltid: 21 minuter.

Censorship number 69540
Date 1945-12-12
Classification Barntillåten
Original length 545 meters
Notes Granskad som del i kompilationsfilmen "I vått och torrt" (1945) tillsammans med kortfilmerna "Another Fine Mess" (1930), "Laughing Gravy" (1931) och "Tit for Tat" (1935).

Censorship number 51408
Date 1934-11-19
Classification Barntillåten
Original length 575 meters
Notes Speltid: 21 minuter. Aktlängder: 0, 0.

Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Sound type Sound
Sound system Western Electric Recording
Colour type Svartvit
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 572 meter
Length in minutes 21 min
Reels 2 rullar

Production location

1932-10-31 1932-11-09
Arnaz Ranch, Robertson Boulevard, Rincon de Los Bueyes Los Angeles, Kalifornien USA

Release dates

Release in Sweden 1934-11-19 London Stockholm Sweden 21 min
First showing 1932-12-31 USA 21 min

Soundtrack listing

Original title Fish for Sale
Sung by Oliver Hardy

Throughly Married (1933) contains Towed in a Hole (1932)
I vått och torrt (1945) contains Towed in a Hole (1932)

Holdings Film

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Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 16 mm

Element type Print
Gauge 35 mm
Length 540

Element type Duplicate negative
Gauge 35 mm
Length 570

Holdings Stills

Black and white print 4
Album No

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