Settle back and watch the greatest comedy double act, in both an excellent full length movie (68mins) as well as two shorts (21mins and 19mins).
'Pack Up Your Troubles' is not quite up there with 'Sons of the Desert' or 'Way Out West' but at just over the hour its funny and entertaining. L&H join up (or rather are joined up) to fight in the first world war in 1917. There best friend is killed in the war leaving behind a very young daughter who L&H have to look after until they can locate the Grandparents. The main problem is that the sirname they are looking for is Smith. This leads to a multitude of mishaps and misunderstandings.
As always when James Finlayson appears in a L&H film you know it'll be good. In this one its only a five minute cameo role as a General who L&H deliver a load of rubbish to while hes eating his breakfast - DOH.
Of the shorts the better of the two is 'Their First Mistake' (1932), which has a similar theme to 'Pack Up Your Troubles'. 'Putting Pants on Philip' (1927) is an early silent from the very beginning of their partnership and its a bit of a one joke film. Still it has some good moments, but by later standards is pretty average.
The remainder of the disc contains two colourised versions of 'Pack Up Your Troubles' and 'Their First Mistake'. I won't bother to watch these. L&H are black and white and will remain so for me. The space on the DVD could have been better used. Its a minor quibble that does not detract from the usual high levels of comedy in the black and white originals.