The Chimp (1932)
Produced by Hal Roach
Directed by James Parrott
Featuring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert, James Finlayson, Tiny Sandford, Charles Gemora (in the title role)
Cicus hands Stan and Ollie are paid off with "Ethel" the chimp when the failed show is divided up. The ape is to be sold but must first be concealed from a suspicious Landlord.