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Our Relations (1936)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  30 October 1936 (USA)
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Unbeknownst to Stanley and Oliver, their long-lost twin brothers, sailors Alfie and Bert are in town on shore leave carrying a valuable pearl ring entrusted to them by their ship's captain.... See full summary »

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Unbeknownst to Stanley and Oliver, their long-lost twin brothers, sailors Alfie and Bert are in town on shore leave carrying a valuable pearl ring entrusted to them by their ship's captain. All four get involved in multiple cases of mistaken identity as a gang of hoodlums try to steal the ring Stanley and Oliver wind up with their feet in cement, about to be dumped into the harbor. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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30 October 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Double Trouble  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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One of two Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy features to be credited as "A Stan Laurel Production" (the other was Way Out West (1937)), even though MGM and not Stan Laurel Productions had the only copyright claim on both films. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Daphne Hardy: [stops the desert cart] Just a minute.
[to Stan]
Mrs. Daphne Hardy: Help me this this, you.
[They each pick up a side of a giant birthday cake and drop it on Ollie's head]
Mrs. Daphne Hardy: Happy Birthday to you. Come on, Betty.
[Walks off]
Ollie: Now what did you go and help her for?
Stan: Well I didn't know what she was going to do.
Ollie: [looks into the camera] That's right - you wouldn't.
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Very well written comedy.
15 April 2006 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the better 'long' Laurel & Hardy pictures. Reason why this movie is better than most of the other Laurel & Hardy comedies is that this movie has a very well written story, that at times gets a bit confusing but remains solid, enjoyable and funny all at the same time throughout its entire running time.

It isn't really a comedy with many slapstick moments or other silly events. It's more a movie that relies on its story, that might not be 'hilarious' but it remains consistently funny all the time. It makes "Our Relations" one of the more consistent Laurel & Hardy movies to watch and because of that it also becomes one of the most enjoyable ones.

Yes, it really is the slick tight story that is filled with some good comical moments that made this movie such a good and pleasant one to watch. Especially toward the ending the movie becomes really good, although also a bit confusing at the same time. It's very hard to tell who is Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy and who is Alf Laurel and Bert Hardy (the twin brothers of the two boys, who are of course being played by Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel as well.) and who is being chased by who and why. It makes the movie a bit too hard to follow in the end but the good comical moments and situations compensate this more than enough.

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy really show their acting skills in this movie. They have more lines and interacting with other characters than usual. It's good to see that James Finlayson also shows up again in a fairly big role. Other fine roles are being portrayed by; Sidney Toler, Arthur Housman and Alan Hale.

OK so the movie might not be 'hilarious' by Laurel & Hardy standards but the story is extremely well written and has some well timed and executed comical moments in it, which will surely make you laugh.

9/10

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