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Director:
Writers:
Frank Craven (story)
Byron Morgan (continuity)
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Release Date:
29 December 1933 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Their New Full-Length Feature Picture!
Plot:
When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
"If I have to go to the convention on my own, HE'S coming with me!" See more (57 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stan Laurel ... Stan

Oliver Hardy ... Ollie

Charley Chase ... Charley, Son of the Desert from Texas

Mae Busch ... Mrs. Lottie Hardy
Dorothy Christy ... Mrs. Betty Laurel

Lucien Littlefield ... Dr. Horace Meddick
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Alexander ... Waiter (uncredited)

Jimmy Aubrey ... Son of the Desert (uncredited)
Eddie Baker ... Son of the Desert (uncredited)

Brooks Benedict ... Son of the Desert (uncredited)
Harry Bernard ... Bartender / Cop (uncredited)

Stanley Blystone ... Brawny Speakeasy Manager (uncredited)

Chet Brandenburg ... Son of the Desert (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Son of the Desert (uncredited)

Bob Burns ... Son of the Desert (uncredited)
Tony Campanaro ... Steamship Announcement Witness (uncredited)
Charita ... Lead Hula Dancer (uncredited)
Baldwin Cooke ... Man Introducing Steamship Official / Sons Convention Attendee (uncredited)

Ellen Corby ... Dress Person at Table Next to Chase's (uncredited)

Robert Cummings ... Steamship Announcement Witness (uncredited)
Lillian DeBorba ... Theater Patron in Front of Mrs. Hardy (uncredited)

John Elliott ... Exalted Exhausted Ruler (uncredited)
Charles Giblyn ... Assistant Exalted Ruler (uncredited)

Billy Gilbert ... Mr. Ruttledge (voice) (uncredited)
William Gillespie ... Son of the Desert (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ... 2nd Waiter (uncredited)

Pat Harmon ... Doorman (uncredited)
Marvin Hatley ... Club Pianist (uncredited)
The Hollywood American Legion Post ... Sons 'Oasis 13' Crowd Dress Group (uncredited)
Sydney Jarvis ... Assistant Exalted Ruler (uncredited)
Suzanna Kim ... Dancer (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... 1st Waiter (uncredited)
Charles McAvoy ... Son of the Desert (uncredited)

Philo McCullough ... Assistant Exhausted Ruler (uncredited)

John Merton ... Son of the Desert in 2nd Row Behind Stan's Left (uncredited)
Lillian Moore ... Son of the Desert (uncredited)

Ty Parvis ... Singer (uncredited)

Nina Quartero ... Son of the Desert (uncredited)

Hal Roach ... (uncredited)
Virginia Ruth Rogers ... (uncredited)
The Santa Monica Lodge of Elks ... Paraders in Newsreel (uncredited)
Al Thompson ... Son of the Desert (uncredited)

Max Wagner ... Brawny Speakeasy Manager (uncredited)
Charley Young ... Son of the Desert (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Seiter 
 
Writing credits
Frank Craven (story)

Byron Morgan (continuity)

Jack Barty  uncredited
Oliver Hardy  uncredited
Stan Laurel  uncredited
William A. Seiter  uncredited
Glenn Tryon  uncredited
Eddie Welch  uncredited

Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Marvin Hatley (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Kenneth Peach (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bert Jordan (film editor)
 
Sound Department
Harry Baker .... recording engineer
 
Stunts
Ham Kinsey .... stunt double: Stan Laurel (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Nat Hoffberg .... editor: titles (uncredited)
 
Music Department
William Axt .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
George M. Cohan .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Marvin Hatley .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
O'Donnell-Heath .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leroy Shield .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Lloyd French .... associate director
Hal Roach .... presenter
David Bennett .... dance director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
68 min | 65 min (TCM print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S (1947) | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | West Germany:6 (nf)

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Trivia:
The working title was "Fraternally Yours," and the movie was eventually released in Europe under that name.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In the first wide shot in the ship docking area, before Laurel and Hardy's wives arrive, following news of the Honolulu ship sinking, a crew member and camera tripod are clearly visible reflected in a glass door.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Sons of the Desert chorus:[the members sing "Auld Lang Syne"] And here's a hand, my trusty friend, and gie's a hand o' thine, / We'll take a cup of kindness now, for Auld Lang Syne.
Exalted Exhausted Ruler:[the song concludes, and the Exalted Ruler calls the meeting to order as he hits the podium with a gavel] Brothers, Sons of the Desert, we are all familiar with the business of this special meeting. This Oasis must meet the situation with determination.
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Soundtrack:
Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! (The Boys Are Marching)See more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
"If I have to go to the convention on my own, HE'S coming with me!", 13 November 2001
Author: TC Raymond from England

This is absolutely top-notch Laurel and Hardy, completely encapsulating the essence of their priceless comic personas in just over an hour of brilliant, innocent comedy. You know you're in for a treat right from the opening sequence, where Stan and Ollie arrive at the fraternity meeting slightly late and completely disrupt the proceedings in their stumbling, bumbling efforts to get to their seats! I challenge anyone not to laugh at that! And you'll be amazed at the amount of comedy Stan can wring out of the simple act of walking through a door. They just don't breed comedians like these geniuses any more. Fans of early-nineties 'laddish' knockabout humour like 'Bottom' and 'Men Behaving Badly' should check this out, just to see that Laurel and Hardy not only did it first, but they did it so much better and with a far greater degree of that most precious of comedic commodities - subtlety.

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