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The Flying Deuces [1939]

Director:A. Edward Sutherland
Writer:Charley Rogers
Fred Schiller
Harry Langdon
Ralph Spence
Composer:John Leipold
Leo Shuken
Length:69 minutes
(1 hour 9 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:83%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Ollie falls in love with an inn-keeper's daughter but it turns out she's unavailable and he quickly becomes so as well.

Reaction: Some of the comedy is a bit slow but it's not terrible.

Personal Rating: 5/10

A. Edward Sutherland => Director
Charley Rogers => Writer
Fred Schiller => Writer
Harry Langdon => Writer
Ralph Spence => Writer
John Leipold => Composer
Leo Shuken => Composer
Bonnie Bannon => Georgette's Girl Friend (uncredited)
Charles Middleton => Commandant
Christine Cabanne => Georgette's Girl Friend (uncredited)
Crane Whitley => Corporal (as Clem Wilenchick)
Eddie Borden => Legionnaire (uncredited)
Frank Clarke => Pilot (uncredited)
James Finlayson => Jailor
Jean Del Val => Sergeant
Jean Parker => Georgette
Mary Jane Carey => Georgette's Girl Friend (uncredited)
Michael Visaroff => Innkeeper (uncredited)
Monica Bannister => Georgette's Girl Friend (uncredited)
Oliver Hardy => Ollie
Reginald Gardiner => Francois
Richard Cramer => Laundry Truck Driver (uncredited)
Stan Laurel => Stan

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The sketch of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in the first scene was drawn by Harry Langdon.
  • Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are thrown into a cell to await execution at sunrise. Stan discovers that he can strum his bed springs and play it like a harp. The music he plays is "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise".
  • On the set of this film, Oliver Hardy met his future wife, script supervisor [?] Virginia Lucille Jones.
  • The movie is at least a partial remake of Laurel & Hardy's four-reel comedy Beau Hunks. Charles Middleton plays a hostile camp commandant in both movies.
  • This is Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's only non-Hal Roach-produced film in which Stan had a hand in the writing and editing (as he had in the Roach films).