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 »
Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before Stanley and Oliver and their families get into the car. First the boys get into a fight and destroy all the sandwiches. Then the car... See full summary »
Ordered out of town by angry Judge Beaumont, vagrants Stanley and Oliver meet a congenial drunk who invites them to stay at his luxurious mansion. The drunk can't find his key, but the boys... See full summary »
Oliver stands to inherit a large fortune from his rich Uncle Bernal, with the condition that he be happily married. But when Mrs. Hardy walks out just before Uncle Bernal is due for a visit... See full summary »
The boys' Army buddy, Eddie Smith, is killed in the trenches in France, leaving his baby girl an orphan. Back home after Armistice, they try to find Eddie's father and turn the child over ... See full summary »
It's 1938, but Stan doesn't know the war is over; he's still patrolling the trenches in France, and shoots down a French aviator. Oliver sees his old chum's picture in the paper and goes to... See full summary »
Stanley and Oliver are mousetrap salesmen hoping to strike it rich in Switzerland, but get swindled out of all their money by a cheesemaker. While working off their hotel debt, Oliver falls... See full summary »
Barbershop owners Stanley and Oliver both answer a personal ad from a rich widow seeking a husband. Oliver hides Stanley's reply and mails just his own. When Oliver receives a proposal of ... See full summary »
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 <email@example.com>
"Our relations" is unquestionably the very best Laurel & Hardy movie ever. It's a perfect comedy in every way and one of the few films starring them with absolutely nothing inessential in it. There aren't any foolish musical numbers or sentimental sideplots with orphan kiddies, only couple of master comedians giving their best performances - just like it should be.
When I watch a Laurel & Hardy flick I usually have to press the fast forward button of the remote control at least once during the film to get rid of the annoying music scenes. I find 'em so disturbing because when I'm about to watch a Laurel & Hardy movie, I'm aiming to see the two hilarious clowns in full swing - not some guy, chick or bunch of people singing and dancing. ("Babes in toyland" is maybe the most awful example of it.) Luckily "Our relations" got nothing of that sort.
As a more personal note I might add that me and one of my friend love this movie very much and this is more or less a cult classic to us. We have both seen it several times and we often laugh around when we're remembering its scenes. What's most important, every time we're accidentally saying the same sentence simultaneously during any conversation, our everlasting tradition is to perform the Shakespeare/Longfellow -maneuver as seen in "Our relations". That should tell something about how impressive this flick is, or on the other hand how harebrained blokes we basically are.
13 of 17 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?