On the Loose (1931 film)

On the Loose
Directed by Hal Roach
Produced by Hal Roach
Written by H. M. Walker
Starring ZaSu Pitts
Thelma Todd
Stan Laurel (cameo)
Oliver Hardy (cameo)
Music by Leroy Shield
Distributed by


DIC Entertainment (1990)
Release dates
  • December 26, 1931 (1931-12-26)
Running time
20 min
Country United States
Language English

On the Loose is a 1931 comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, produced and directed by Hal Roach, and starring ZaSu Pitts and Thelma Todd. The short film features a cameo appearance by Laurel and Hardy.


ZaSu and Thelma are two young women at home complaining about all of the dates they have been on. In every case they have been taken to Coney Island. The next day they are walking in the street when a car goes by and they are splashed with mud and water. The driver stops and offers to buy them some new clothes. They accept the offer and later agree to go on a date. The date happens to be at Coney Island once again. The date doesn't go very well and they are glad to go home.

Laurel and Hardy cameo

At the end of the film there is a knock at the girls door. Stan and Ollie appear and ask if the girls want to go on a date to Coney Island. The girls start throwing ornaments at Stan and Oliver who beat a hasty retreat. Laurel and Hardy are on screen for 41 seconds.


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