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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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Second Gangster at Pirate's Club
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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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Trivia

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy had previously played their own sons in Brats (1930) and each others' wives in Twice Two (1933) before playing their own twins in this film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Stan: Shakespeare.
Ollie: Longfellow.
Ollie: What goes up the chimney?
Stan: Santa Claus.
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Connections

Edited into Double Trouble (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sailor's Hornpipe
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Opening bars played often in the score
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Unbeatable Laurel & Hardy movie
4 July 2001 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

"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.


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