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We Joined To Forget.

6/10
Author: Robert J. Maxwell (rmax304823@yahoo.com) from Deming, New Mexico, USA
15 May 2012

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Hardy is in love but his inamorata, Jeannie Weeny, jilts him so he joins the Foreign Legion, taking Laurel along with him. It's rough duty. After the usual hi-jinx, Laurel and Hardy managed to save Fort Arid from a Riffian attack by sprinkling tacks all over the place. And Hardy discovers that everyone, from the other recruits to the Arab chieftain, are carrying the same autographed photo of Jeannie Weeny.

It's amusing in a way that had become routine with Laurel and Hardy, and I found it most enjoyable when it was watched with my ten-year-old kid. It may be typical for Laurel and Hardy but it's still distracting. It might be that, if you're in the wrong mood, it won't clear the bar.

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Beau Hunks

Author: JoeytheBrit from www.moviemoviesite.com
11 June 2009

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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Beau Hunks

5/10
Author: Jackson Booth-Millard from United Kingdom
19 January 2009

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Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are the most famous comedy duo in history, and deservedly so, so I am happy to see any of their films. Basically Ollie tells Stan he is to be married, only to find out in a letter that her girl, Jean, or "Jeanie-Weenie" loves another, so they decide to join the Foreign Legion to try and forget about her., well, not before Ollie gets a spring stuck to him, falls back, bounces and lands in the piano. Ollie notices many men have Jean's picture, so probably loads of men have been fooled by her, and Commandant (Charles Middleton) won't let them leave. They are restless, and with the Riff Raff preparing to attack Fort Arid, they hardly get any sleep, and march towards the battle. Stan and Ollie are the first to arrive, only to be put on duty on the wall, and they miss many Riffs that get in. They are the heroes in the end though foiling all Riffs with nails all over the floor (as they all have bare feet), and in the end, Ollie gets the final kick when the Chief of the Riff Raff (James W. Horne) also has the picture of Jean. Also starring Broderick O'Farrell as Ft. Arid commander and Harry Schultz as Captain Schultz. Filled with good slapstick and all classic comedy you want from a black and white film, it is an enjoyable film. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were number 7 on The Comedians' Comedian. Worth watching!

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Laurel and Hardy

Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY
11 March 2008

Beau Hunks (1931)

*** (out of 4)

Four reel comedy has Hardy's girlfriend break up with him so he drags Laurel to join the Foreign Legion. The look of the film is quite good but overall this is more charming than funny, although the ending has some good laughs. Jean Harlow is the girlfriend in all the pictures.

Brats (1930)

** (out of 4)

Laurel and Hardy play themselves as well of their kids in this attempt at humor. I really didn't laugh too much at this because the effects of them being kids just didn't work. The kids were a lot more annoying than anything else.

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