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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Short

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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

George Marshall was slated to direct "Twice Two" and did some pre-production work on the film. But Roach studio management abruptly fired him for falling behind schedule on the previous Laurel & Hardy short, "Towed in a Hole" (1932). Marshall was replaced by L&H stalwart James Parrott, whose drinking and other personal issues were making him unreliable; he never directed the team again. 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

Mrs. Laurel: [to Mrs. Hardy] Just because you wear the pants in your family, that's no sign you're going to wear them in mine.
Oliver: Oh, well I wear my own pants in this family.
Mrs. Laurel: Yes, and I wear mine.
[Stan takes that literally and lifts her dress to see if she's wearing pants, and she slaps his hands away]
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Not One of the Boys' Best.
21 June 2009 | by (www.2020-movie-reviews.com) – See all my reviews

This is one of Laurel and Hardy's weaker efforts with only limited laughs and some horrendous dubbing of female voices for the characters of Stan and Ollie's sisters (played by Stan and Ollie). There's also something a little unsettling about each of them being married to their friend's identical twin sister...

The funniest moments come in the earlier part of this 20-minute short when the boys are at work and taking part in their usual tit-for-tat abuse - Ollie blowing ink down the phone in an attempt to spray Stan only to receive it in his own face gets the biggest laugh. The rest of the film is amusing enough but never comes close to the heights of their better shorts.


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