A Chump at Oxford (1940)

Produced by Hal Roach
Directed by Alfred Goulding

Featuring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Forrester Harvey, Wilfred Lucas, Forbes Murray, Eddie Borden, Peter Cushing, Charlie Hall, James Finlayson, Anita Garvin


After trying various means to obtain employment, Stan and Ollie become road sweepers. When they accidentally foil a bank robbery, they are rewarded with an education - at Oxford. They are confused by the pranks played by fellow students but a surprise is in store when Stan suffers a blow to the head, revealing him to be a long-lost genius, Lord Paddington. The Dean is delighted but Ollie is reduced to being a valet for his old friend, addressed by the nickname 'Fatty'!