Love Pains  
 
13 February 1932
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
sound short
2-reels

 

Director: James W. Horne  Producer: Hal Roach  Dialogue: H.M. Walker
Cinematography: Jack Stevens  Editor: Richard C. Currier  Sound recording: Elmer Raguse

DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ The proprietor of an ice cream parlour is fed up with his two clerks (Grady Sutton and Mickey Daniels) keep offering free drinks to their girlfriends, so he places an advert in his window for new staff.  A young man (David Rollins) takes up the opportunity to put the two guys to shame by not only doing their job better, but also serenading the guests as they drink.  Very soon, the parlour is filled to capacity with customers, all demanding the services of the new, young man.
Later, David is centre of attraction at Mary's birthday party, playing the piano and singing to the girls - much to the delight of the other guests (mostly female), and much to the disgust of Mickey and Alabam.  The two jilted men formulate a plan to disguise themselves in order to gatecrash the party and expose David as the father of an abandoned child.  Unfortunately for them, their dastardly plan is overheard by Betty, a female evesdropper and the guests are put on alert.
David plays along with the attempted scam and embarrasses the two men in front of the party guests.  But their blushes are finally spared when Betty releases some mice across the floor, sending everybody scattering!

The first part of the film is a series of reaction shots on Mickey and Alabam as they watch David perform his tricks behind the counter, whilst the second half of the film is basically the party.  Some good moments, but ultimately nothing special.

  Favourite bit
Undecided.

Facts
•Filmed in September 1931.
•The working title was "Fresh Freshmen".
•This was the eleventh film in The Boy Friends series.
•The IMDb list Art Lloyd as the photographer.  This is wrong.
Did you notice?
•At the beginning of the film, Alabam is reading a book called "How Clark Gable Makes Love" (20th edition).
•Charlie Hall is one of the unimpressed party guests, seen with his hands on his hips during the piano serenade.
•The Kornman family live at 1127 Cedar Avenue.  The number 1127 was also used in Laurel & Hardy's "The Music Box", when the Boys had to deliver a piano to 1127 Walnut Avenue.

DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Mickey Daniels
Mickey/
Mariah Specklepepper
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Mary Kornman
Mary
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Dorothy Ward
Dorothy
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Grady Sutton
Alabam/
Colonel Specklepepper
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ David Rollins
Dave
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Edward Dillon
Mr. Dillon
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Blanche Payson
Mrs. Kornman
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Harry Bernard
Policeman
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Betty Bolen
Betty
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Gordon Douglas
Rowdy singer
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Marvin Hatley
Piano player at party
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Shirley Jean Rickert
Girl at ice cream counter
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Charlie Hall
Unimpressed party guest
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Ruth Hiatt
Shirley Jean's mom
   
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ON THE LOT

The locations seen in the film are shown here in relation to each other.
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Acknowledgements:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023159/ (IMDb.com)
Richard Finegam, Jim Dallape, Gene Sorkin (information)

This page was last updated on: 13 February 2015