|The Tree In A Test Tube|
U.S. Department of Agriculture
29 November 1941
|.......||A short documentary featuring Stan and Ollie in colour which brings to the attention of the viewer the every day use of wood products during the war.
Made in 16mm Kodachrome colour.
A MORE DETAILED SUMMARY WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY
|•Contrary to what has previously been printed about this film being made/released in 1943, it was actually shot on November 29, 1941 on the 20th Century Fox back-lot during a lunch break.|
|•This was the second time Laurel and Hardy appeared in a colour film. The first was The Rogue Song back in 1930.|
|•Pete Smith does the narration for the Laurel & Hardy scene, Lee Vickers does the narration for the scenes thereafter.|
|Did you notice?|
|•Neither Stan or Ollie speak in the film. This is the first time since On The Wrong Trek in 1936 they appeared in a film without dialogue.|
|•When we first see the boys, Stan is carrying a newspaper tucked under his left arm and a bag in his right arm. Ollie is carrying nothing.|