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Beau Hunks (1931)

Approved | | Short, Comedy | 12 December 1931 (USA)
Jilted by his girlfriend, "Jeanie-Weenie," Oliver joins the Foreign Legion to forget, bringing Stanley along with him. They wilt under the scorching desert sun and under the harsh ... See full summary »

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Chief of the Riff Raff (as Abdul Kasim K'Horne)
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Fort Arid Commander (as Broderick O'Farrel)
Harry Schultz ...
Captain Schultz
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Jilted by his girlfriend, "Jeanie-Weenie," Oliver joins the Foreign Legion to forget, bringing Stanley along with him. They wilt under the scorching desert sun and under the harsh discipline of the Commandant. On a long march to reinforce remote Fort Arid, the boys get lost in the sands, finally reaching the Fort only to find it besieged by the fearsome Riffs. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Get in step with fun! See more »

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Short | Comedy

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12 December 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beau Chumps  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jean Harlow: "Jeanie-Weenie", in photo. See more »

Goofs

The first time in the barracks, as the camera dollies in, the gun rack is noticeably pulled aside. See more »

Quotes

[There's a knock at the door. Stan picks up the phone]
Ollie: What are you doing?
Stan: There's somebody knocking on the phone.
Ollie: See? That's levity.
Stan: Hello, Mr. Levity?
Ollie: Answer the door! "Mr. Levity". Mmph!
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Crazy Credits

Cast list concludes with 3897 Arabs, 1921 Riffians and four native Swede guides. See more »

Connections

Remade as The Flying Deuces (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ideal of My Dreams
(1910) (uncredited)
Written by Herbert Ingraham
Played on piano and Sung by Oliver Hardy
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The title is not without its own humour
7 June 2008 | by (New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

Although "Beau Geste" had already been made

with Ronald Coleman in 1926, "Beau Hunks" is not just a funny play on words.

Unlike today, being called a hunk was not a compliment. In those days, "Hunk," "Hunky," or "Bohunk" was a pejorative term for an Eastern European --- (It's a conflation of "Bohemian" and "Hungarian.) The general connotation of the term was that of a stupid, not necessarily clean, undesirable immigrant. So to call someone a Bohunk was quite an insult.

It's a pity that the extremely stupid guidelines require ten lines of text, when I could have said everything in five. Are they perhaps taken from the IRS tech-writing standards for tax laws?


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