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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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James W. Horne ...
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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Sad Sacks of the Foreign Legion. (Newspaper ad cut). See more »

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Short | Comedy

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12 December 1931 (USA)  »

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Beau Chumps  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to producer Hal Roach, this film was to have been only a two-reeler, but the comedy was expanded so well that he financed the movie at twice its proposed length. See more »

Goofs

The boys lose their rifles as they tumble down the sand dune, only to still have them in hand as they reach the bottom. See more »

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

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Remade as The Flying Deuces (1939) 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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Joining The Foreign Legion With Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy
6 April 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A LAUREL & HARDY Comedy Short.

Suffering from a failed love affair, Ollie drags Stan off to join the French Foreign Legion. Once in the desert, their merry mix ups cause much mayhem. The BEAU HUNKS are soon sent to relieve an isolated fort, but arrive just in time to endure a fierce Arab attack...

A bit longer & more elaborate than most of the Boys' short subjects. Stan & Ollie were excellent at this kind of farce; they provide lots of laughs as they try to act like competent Legionaries. As an added treat, Ollie gets to sing 'I Love You' in that wonderfully nostalgic high tenor voice of his.


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