Laurel and Hardy in “Swiss Miss”


Today is the anniversary of the release date of the Laurel and Hardy feature Swiss Miss (1938). This movie contains one of the craziest plots ever devised for the team. The pair are mousetrap salesmen who travel to Switzerland to take advantage of the cheese. Swindled by a con man, they are forced to work at a hotel to pay off the debt. The film contains what may be their most famous sequence: the boys are trying to move a piano across a rope bridge over an enormous chasm when, half way across they encounter…a gorilla!

For more on comedy film history, including the films of Laurel and Hardy, please check out my new book: Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube

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