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Release Date:
12 December 1931 (USA) See more »
Love comes: Mr. Hardy is at last conscious of the grand passion -- Mr. Laurel isn't even conscious of the Grand Canyon.
Jilted by his girlfriend, "Jeanie-Weenie," Oliver joins the Foreign Legion to forget, bringing Stanley along with him... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stan Laurel ... Stan

Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
James W. Horne ... Chief of the Riff Raff (as Abdul Kasim K'Horne)

Charles Middleton ... Commandant
Broderick O'Farrell ... Fort Arid Commander (as Broderick O'Farrel)
Harry Schultz ... Captain Schultz
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Billy Bletcher ... New Recruit #11 (uncredited)
Baldwin Cooke ... New Recruit (uncredited)
Gordon Douglas ... Fort Arid Legionnaire (uncredited)
Dick Gilbert ... New Recruit (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ... New Recruit #13 (uncredited)

Jean Harlow ... Jeanie Weenie - in Photo (uncredited)
Marvin Hatley ... Riffian (uncredited)
Jack Hill ... Riffian (uncredited)
Ham Kinsey ... New Recruit (uncredited)
Bob Kortman ... New Recruit (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... Riffian (uncredited)
Oscar Morgan ... New Recruit (uncredited)
Tiny Sandford ... Legion Officer (uncredited)
Leo Sulky ... Legionnaire / Arab Soldier (uncredited)
Buster Wiles ... Arab (uncredited)
Leo Willis ... New Recruit (uncredited)

Directed by
James W. Horne 
Writing credits
H.M. Walker (dialogue)

Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Marvin Hatley (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Art Lloyd (photographed by)
Jack Stevens (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier  (as Richard Currier)
Sound Department
Elmer Raguse .... sound
Music Department
Hugo Riesenfeld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leroy Shield .... composer: stock music (1936 re-release) (uncredited)
Other crew
Hal Roach .... presenter
Louis Van der Ecker .... technical advisor
Crew believed to be complete

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37 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Finland:S (1947) | Germany:o.Al. | Netherlands:AL | Portugal:M/6 | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Ollie:Didn't I just tell you I was going to be married?
Stan:Who to?
Ollie:Why, a woman of course. Did you ever hear of anybody marrying a man?
Stan:My sister.
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The title is not without its own humour, 7 June 2008
Author: oxbridgeup from New Hampshire

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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