A Chump at Oxford(Movie, 1940)

| 1h 3min | Genre: Comedy
A Chump at OxfordRating: 3.6/5 (with 26 votes)
A Chump at Oxford, directed in 1939 by Alfred J. Goulding and released in 1940 by United Artists, was the penultimate Laurel and Hardy film made at the Hal Roach studios. Originally released as a streamliner featurette at forty minutes long, the original streamliner version was slightly reedited and twenty minutes of footage largely unrelated to the main plot were later added for European distribution and, ultimately, American distribution. A later reissue version was further reedited, jumping from Stan and Ollie's entrance into the employment agency to them sweeping the streets. A 20-minute version created for television distribution is entitled Alter Ego. The longer version is the one most often seen today. The title echoes the film A Yank at Oxford (1938), of which it is a partial parody. ()
Movie poster of A Chump at Oxford

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About A Chump at Oxford

The boys get jobs as a butler and maid (Stan in drag) for a dinner party. When that ends in disaster, they resort to sweeping streets and accidentally capture a bank robber. The thankful bank president sends them to Oxford to get an education. Predictable results ensue.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: England
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 7 languages: Bulgarian (BG), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Dutch (NL)
Status: Released
Release date US: 02/16/1940 (World premiere: 01/25/1940)
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Sprung ins Glück"
"Das Fenster im Nacken"
"Das Peinliche Gastmahl"
"Dick und Doof in der Schule"
"Genies in Oxford"
"In Oxford"
"Laurel und Hardy – In Oxford"
"Wissen ist Macht"
"Les as d'Oxford"
Keywords: oxford
Color: Black & White (B/W)

102 movies in the Laurel and Hardy Collection

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:38592, Added: 03/10/2018, Last updated: 09/12/2020