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Bonnie Scotland (1935)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  23 August 1935 (USA)
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Stan and Ollie mistakenly enlist in the army and find themselves posted to the Northwest Frontier in India on a dangerous mission.



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Complete credited cast:
June Lang ...
Lorna MacLaurel
William Janney ...
Allan Douglas
Lady Violet Ormsby
Colonel Gregor McGregor
James Finlayson ...
Sergeant Major Finlayson
David Torrence ...
Mr. Miggs - the Lawyer
Maurice Black ...
Daphne Pollard ...
Millie - the Maid
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Bickerdike
Lionel Belmore ...


Stan and Ollie stowaway to Scotland expecting to inherit the MacLaurel estate. However Stan's inheritance amounts to a set of bagpipes and a snuff box. The boys are tricked into enlisting in the army and are posted to India where the heiress to the MacLaurel estate has moved to be near her guardian. Her Scottish sweetheart Allan also enlists. The boys are "volunteered" by the Sergeant (Finlayson) to impersonate officers at the palace of Mir Jutra and foil a plot to murder the officers by overturning several beehives. Written by Stephen Harrison <>

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Release Date:

23 August 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Heroes of the Regiment  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The sets from The Little Minister (1934) were used for the Scottish scenes. See more »


Khan Mir Jutra: [a gunshot is heard behind a screen] Remove the body.
Ollie: [the screen is removed. Stan has his eyes closed and a pistol pointed over his head] What happened?
Stanley MacLaurel: I missed myself.
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Featured in Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic (2011) See more »


(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Marvin Hatley
Pounded out with a hammer by Lionel Belmore
Also played by marching soldiers
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not as funny as many of Laurel and Hardy shorts
24 May 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a good film, but unfortunately some dunderhead insisted on adding a side love interest that did not in any way involve Stan and Ollie. Why, if you have the greatest comedy team ever would you insist on adding pointless subplots? Who cares if the boy gets the girl--I want more Stan and Ollie. And, because of this, the amount of funny stuff that the boys do is limited to probably a short's worth of humor--stretched out to feature length! When Stan and Ollie ARE on film, they are good--not great. But, even good Laurel and Hardy is well worth watching.

For a better full-length Laurel and Hardy movie, try PARDON US, A CHUMP AT OXFORD or especially SONS OF THE DESERT. And, try to avoid the musical Laurel and Hardy full-length films such as THE DEVIL'S BROTHER or BABES IN TOYLAND. Once again, I want JUST Laurel and Hardy--no love stories, subplots or music--just 100% pure Stan and Ollie!

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