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Bonnie Scotland (1935)

Passed | | Comedy | 23 August 1935 (USA)
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:
Allan Douglas
Lady Violet Ormsby
Colonel Gregor McGregor
Sgt. Maj. Finlayson
Mr. Miggs - the Lawyer
Maurice Black ...
Millie - the Maid
Mrs. Bickerdike


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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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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Barry Norton was the original juvenile lead, but according to William Janney, who replaced him, Norton's professionalism was his undoing. He knew his lines and cues perfectly, but when Laurel & Hardy began ad-libbing, Norton fell apart and couldn't keep up. Janney was brought in, and most of the scenes were re-written to keep Janney from falling into the same trap as Norton. Janney and "the boys" ultimately shared very few scenes. See more »


When the will is being read it shows Mr. Miggs occupation on his shingle as lawyer. However, since this takes place in Scotland, the proper term should be Solicitor or Barrister. See more »


Stanley MacLaurel: Say Ollie, what was that the General was trying to tell us that he didn't know himself? You know, about the mysteries of something?
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Ollie: Leatherpuss!
Stanley MacLaurel: Sgt. Leatherpuss?
Sergeant Major Finlayson: Are you speaking to me?
Stanley MacLaurel: Yes sir.
Sergeant Major Finlayson: Who informed you my name was Leatherpuss?
Stanley MacLaurel: [Pointing to Ollie] He did.
Sergeant Major Finlayson: Well, my name is Sgt Finlayson, to you! From now on!
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6 October 2003 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

As a Scot I really do resent how American movies portray us . We all have incomprehensible accents ( I can`t understand a word Scottie from STAR TREK says and I`m Scottish . Perhaps they should have employed a Scottish actor ? ) , we all have funny names like Gregor McGregor ( Randell Wallace is an American with a Scots sounding name , Scots are usually called Jim or Dave ! ) , wear strange skirts called kilts ( We only wear them at weddings ) and play strange instruments called bagpipes . It goes without saying this L&H feature plays up to the stereotypes but seeing as it`s Stan and Ollie all this cliche can be forgiven , same as I can forgive all the other flaws one can expect from seeing one of their movies after a period of many years , it`s rather episodic and loosely plotted with the main story of Stan and Ollie joining the army not happening untill half way through the movie`s running time , but it`s also funny and James Finlayson ( A Scottish actor ) getting to play a Scottish Sergeant called " Leatherpuss "

By no means one of their greatest highlights - The features seen slightly drawn out compared to their shorts - BONNIE SCOTLAND is still one of the better L&H feature length movies

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