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Beau Hunks (1931)

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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 ... 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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Love comes: Mr. Hardy is at last conscious of the grand passion -- Mr. Laurel isn't even conscious of the Grand Canyon.

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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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Trivia

Marvin Hatley:  a Riffian. 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 »

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Featured in The Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy (1966) See more »

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The Ideal of My Dreams
(1910) (uncredited)
Written by Herbert Ingraham
Played on piano and Sung by Oliver Hardy
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Beau Hunks
11 June 2009 | by (www.moviemoviesite.com) – See all my reviews

This is another one of Laurel and Hardy's films that are crammed with memorable moments, and it's a measure of their worth that, even though the routines are familiar after repeated viewings, they still manage to raise a chuckle (or at least a smile).

Stan and Ollie join the French foreign legion in this one after Ollie's heart is broken by his 'Jeanie-Weanie,' a true vamp if ever there was one who looks suspiciously like Jean Harlow. Naturally, the boys get on the wrong side of the camp commandant the moment they arrive at the fort, which is a cue for the usual chaos and gags. Only Laurel and Hardy can make the simple act of picking up a hat or soothing one's feet so funny and fraught with difficulty.

If you've had a hard day I can guarantee that there is no better solution to your woes than to sit back, relax, open a beer and watch one of Laurel & Hardy's timeless films...


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