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Our Relations (1936)

Passed | | Comedy | 30 October 1936 (USA)
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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At 4'9" and under a hundred pounds, Daphne Pollard was almost literally half the size of screen husband Oliver Hardy. She more than made up for the size differential in frostiness, and portrayed Mrs. Hardy in several films. See more »

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At c.22 minutes Laurel emerges from the telephone booth with no sign of the milk he had been drenched with seconds before. See more »

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Stan: Shakespeare.
Ollie: Longfellow.
Stan: Needles.
Ollie: Pins.
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Connections

Remade as A Merry Mix-up (1957) See more »

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Laurel and Hardy
17 January 2000 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

OUR RELATIONS is probably the most classiest production Laurel and Hardy were involved with because of the great cinematographer-director Rudolph Mate (who worked on Dreyer's THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (1928)). Mate was a talented cinematographer who knew how to use lighting to enhance the scenes of Laurel and Hardy's comedy. Harry Lachman, a talented director, kept the complicated story line under control very well. The whole story is a kind of updating of William Shakespeare's COMEDY OF ERRORS. The story was actually based on THE MONEY BOX by W.W. Jacobs, author of the Grand Guignol classic THE MONKEY'S-PAW. The supporting cast is great, especially Daphne Pollard, Betty Healy, Sidney Toler, and Alan Hale. The whole film maintains laughs. Unfortunately, it rarely shows up anywhere today, although I do have a copy on video. It is probably the least-seen of Laurel and Hardy's major features.


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