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Men O'War (1929)

Passed | | Short, Comedy, Family | 29 June 1929 (USA)
Two sailors on leave, Stanley and Oliver meet two girls at a park and invite them to have a soda. Unfortunately, the boys have only enough money to split theirs, a point which Oliver can't ... See full summary »

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Two sailors on leave, Stanley and Oliver meet two girls at a park and invite them to have a soda. Unfortunately, the boys have only enough money to split theirs, a point which Oliver can't seem to get across to his friend. That problem is solved when Stanley hits the jackpot on a slot machine. Now with enough money to hire a boat, they start a battle-royal with other boaters, with everybody eventually winding up in the lake. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Short | Comedy | Family

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29 June 1929 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric System) (A Victor Recording)

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Trivia

Jimmy Finlayson's first sound film. See more »

Quotes

Sodajerk: What flavor?
Ollie: [innocently] Sassafras.
[Stan taps him]
Ollie: What is it?
Stan: I don't like frassasass.
Sodajerk: D'oh.
Ollie: [exasperated] Three sodas. One with frassa... Sassafrass!
[shoves Stan]
Ollie: Shut up.
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Some prints have the title "Man O' War." See more »

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References Should Married Men Go Home? (1928) See more »

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Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Written by Marvin Hatley
Played during the opening credits
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This is how it should be done!
31 January 2006 | by (Seinäjoki, Finland) – See all my reviews

Two sailors meet two equally less-intelligent chicks and with a single tiny coin they manage to produce another quality catastrophe. This is how you take the most out of the situation! One hapless situation follows after another, and when you see what kind of sailors these two are you'll think what kind of Captain let them to ruin Navy's honor. When they manage to get the two chicks into the bar you'll know that something is going to happen when the old grim-face Finlayson is seen playing the bartender.

Everything works fine in this small flick, the total chaos that eventually happens doesn't start too early, though unfortunately it feels a bit prolonged one. But before the lousy bit, you have been given a sharp reminder on how good these masters of banal catastrophes were also verbally.


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