Chickens Come Home is a Laurel & Hardy sound short film released 21 February 1931.
Fertilizer dealer and mayoral candidate Ollie is confronted at his office by an old flame threatening to publish an old photograph of the two riding piggyback on the beach if she is not paid off. Ollie agrees to meet her that evening to make a settlement, but Mrs. Hardy arrives to remind him of a dinner party taking place at the same time. Ollie recruits employee Stan to go to the woman's apartment while Ollie attends the party, a maneuver which does not please the woman, who demands Ollie's telephone number, touching off a variety of misunderstandings and suspicions of unfaithfulness between the boys, their wives, Ollie's butler and Mrs. Laurel's gossipy friend.
The woman eventually makes it to Ollie's house, despite Stan's efforts. Ollie passes her off as Mrs. Laurel to avoid suspicion. After the guests leave, Ollie threatens to kill the woman and then himself, causing her to faint. The boys try to get her out of the house, but Mrs. Hardy and Mrs. Laurel, the latter armed with a hatchet, easily catch on, and the boys flee.
- Stan Laurel as Mr. Stan Laurel
- Oliver Hardy as Mr. Oliver Hardy
- Mae Busch as Ollie's old flame
- Baldwin Cooke as office worker
- Gordon Douglas as passerby outside apartment
- Norma Drew as Mrs. Laurel
- James Finlayson as butler
- Elizabeth Forrester as passerby outside apartment
- Charles K. French as Judge
- Clara Guiol as secretary
- Frank Holliday as Mr. Holliday
- Ham Kinsey as Mr. Kinsey
- Dorothy Layton as office worker
- Venice Lloyd as office worker
- Patsy O'Byrne as busybody
- Gertrude Pedlar as Judge's wife
- Frank Rice as Hardy's dinner servant
- Thelma Todd as Mrs. Hardy
A Spanish-language version of this film was completely re-shot with the stars delivering their lines in phonetic Spanish. It was expanded to one hour by adding scenes of Abraham J. Cantu, a magician and of vaudeville regurgitator, Hadji Ali, performing at the Hardy dinner party. Titled Politiquerias, the film was released in Latin American and Spanish markets as a feature.
Joining headliners Laurel and Hardy was a supporting cast of native Spanish speakers. Linda Loredo played Mrs. Hardy, Carmen Granada was Mrs. Laurel and Rina De Liguro was the burr under everyone's saddle in the Mae Busch role. James Finlayson absorbed the abuse of the magician and the regurgitator in the added scenes, reprising his role as the Hardy butler.
- This is a remake of 1927's Love 'Em and Weep.