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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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Lorna MacLaurel
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Allan Douglas
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Lady Violet Ormsby
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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 ...
Blacksmith
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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 <stephen@telos.demon.co.uk>

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23 August 1935 (USA)  »

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Heroes of the Regiment  »

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Ollie: Good morning Mr. Miggs.
Mr. Miggs - the Lawyer: [looking at them in uniform] God save the queen.
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References Towed in a Hole (1932) See more »

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One Hundred Pipers
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Composer unknown
Played by marching soldiers
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Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy Invite You To Join Them In Scotland & Imperial India
26 July 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

Stan & Ollie arrive in BONNIE SCOTLAND to claim Stan's inheritance. Through a series of mishaps, the Boys end up in the British Army, stationed in India & threatened with imminent death at the hands of a fierce tribal chief...

With rather more plot than usual in a typical Laurel & Hardy film - the romantic subplot has virtually nothing to do with Stan & Ollie - this is still a delight for fans of the Boys. By this point in their joint career they were past perfection & beyond praise. Seeing them act together is like watching an intricate piece of clockwork. Among the highlights here: the candle under the bed; the `invisible' accordion; and the dance to ‘A Hundred Pipers'.

Stan & Ollie are given fine support by the rest of the cast: Mary Gordon, as the hotel proprietress; David Torrence, as a crusty old lawyer; Daphne Pollard, as a feisty little maid; and James Finlayson, the Boys' eternal foil, as their long-suffering Sergeant Major. June Lang & William Janney supply the romantics.

The lovely opening shots of Village life set the mood beautifully; early scene where blacksmith Lionel Belmore hammers out the `Cuckoo Song' - while the Boys make their first appearance & march towards the camera - is a joy.


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