The Music Box is a short comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy. It opens as the two use $3.80 and open the Laurel and Hardy Transfer Company. They are then hired to move a crated piano to a house located at the top of a seemingly impossible set of stairs. As much as they try, gravity always seems to win. This film won the first Academy Award for Live Action Short Film (Comedy) in 1932 and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 1997. It was released on April 16, 1932.