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Twice Two (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | February 1933 (USA)
Stan and Ollie are married to each other's sisters, and plan a dinner party to celebrate their mutual anniversaries.

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Mr. Stan Laurel / Mrs. Sandy Hardy
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Oliver Hardy / Mrs. Fanny Laurel
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Brain specialist Oliver and his secretary Stanley bicker over listening in on each other's phone calls. Nevertheless, plans procede to celebrate the anniversary of their weddings to each other's sisters. At home, preparations go awry as the two wives also get on each other's nerves. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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February 1933 (USA)  »

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Laurel and Hardy: Twice Two  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This would be the final Laurel and Hardy film for their veteran director James Parrott. See more »

Goofs

In a scene where Stan is playing Oliver's wife, in the dining room he is wearing frilly sleeves. But when he walks into the kitchen suddenly the sleeves are gone. When he come back to the dining room they are back. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Baby, how about we go out to dinner?
Stanley: [butting in] That's a good idea. Let's go to Foo-Yung's and get some sukiyaki.
Oliver: "Sukiyaki." Hmph!
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Edited into Dance of the Cookoos (1982) See more »

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Double it in drag
11 November 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy reached their creative best with Twice Two where they their usual selves and female counterparts. It seems as though Stan and Ollie have married each other's sister and both think it was a great idea as it cements the relationship of the two.

They might have to rethink the notion as a family dinner at the Laurels proves a disaster. The female Ollie falls into a cake during the preparation. There's also a great gag with simply Stan using Ollie's key to open the front door. I won't say more but I think it's a tribute to both of them, especially Stan the creative one that they could get so many laughs with a simple act all of us but shut-ins do nearly every day.

Of course with the female personas half the credit should go to the actresses who provided the voices for the characters. May Wallace for Stan and Carol Tevis for Ollie perfectly match those familiar bodies in drag.

Offspring from these unions would be called double cousins. Just think what those kids might be like.


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