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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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Complete credited cast:
Joe Grogan -Denker's waiter
Captain of SS Periwinkle
Daphne Pollard ...
Betty Healy ...
Mrs. Betty 'Bubbles' Laurel
James Finlayson ...
Finn - The Chief Engineer
Iris Adrian ...
Lona Andre ...
Ralf Harolde ...
Gangster Boss
Noel Madison ...
Second Gangster at Pirate's Club
Arthur Housman ...


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 <>

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Fast Furious Funny Full-Length Feature




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30 October 1936 (USA)  »

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Double Trouble  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A fat girl in the beach photograph appears to be June Gittelson, and the girl in the framed photograph appears to be Martha Sleeper. See more »


Mrs. Betty Laurel: I'll have a nice Welsh Rarebit.
Joe Grogan: One Welsh Rarebit.
Stan: With cheese.
Joe Grogan: With...
[stares malevolently at Stan]
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Edited into Double Trouble (1953) See more »


The Sailor's Hornpipe
Opening bars played often in the score
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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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