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Our Wife (1931)

Passed | | Short, Comedy | 16 May 1931 (USA)
Oliver's plans to marry his hefty sweetheart go awry when the girl's father gets a load of her intended groom. They then elope in a tiny car much too small for their combined dimensions, ... See full summary »

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Oliver's plans to marry his hefty sweetheart go awry when the girl's father gets a load of her intended groom. They then elope in a tiny car much too small for their combined dimensions, not to mention the accompanying Stan. They find a Justice of the Peace to perform he ceremony, but the official's cross-eyed condition results in unintended consequences. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Mr. Hardy was making big preparations to get married- Mr. Laurel was taking a bath too.

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Short | Comedy

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16 May 1931 (USA)  »

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Amor dulce amor  »

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(Western Electric Sound System) (A Victor Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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When Ollie tells Stan about his plans to elope, he mentions it's "strictly on the qui vive." What he meant to say was "on the QT", which means to keep quiet. "Qui vive" is French for "on the lookout." See more »

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When Dulcy's father (James Finlayson) is speaking with his daughter about her upcoming wedding plans (and learns, to his horror, that her intended is Ollie), the maid is seen standing in the background in Dulcy's room. However, when Fin exits the room in a rage and locks the door behind him, the maid and a butler are on the other side of the door in the hallway. See more »

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Ollie: Don't you understand? We're going to elope. Nobody must know about it. It's strictly on the qui vive.
Stan: [confused] Qui vive?
Ollie: Certainly. Null... and void. Do you understand?
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Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Hummed by 'Oliver hardy' several times
Also played in the score
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Excellent sustained slapstick
30 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am reviewing my L&H knowledge in anticipation of showing these films to others. Just saw this gem tonite.

The year is 1931 and the boys have hit their stride in the sound era. I am surprised at how well the gags are paced and executed. There is one prolonged sequence that could have been timed better, but it is punctuated adequately with a couple of sight gags and we are soon back on track.

I am wondering now whether this film would work with any other comedians at the helm. Ollie's childish gestures of sentiment towards his beloved fiancé are utterly precious. Stan is the perfect dope, ruining everything in his path as they gear up for the wedding.

Silent era film-goers were probably pleased to see Ben Turpin make an appearance near the end. Before I show this film to others, I may have to explain Turpin's role in that era.

Highly recommended. Allow no interruptions.


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