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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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Finn - The Chief Engineer
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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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Fast Furious Funny Full-Length Feature

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30 October 1936 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

A contemporary Hollywood Reporter production chart listed Wade Boteler, Jerry Mandy, and Harry Bowen as cast members, but they were not seen in the movie. 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

Ollie: You know, that Laurel is the dumbest thing I've ever seen.
Ollie: [as Bert] The other one is, too. Neither one of them can see any further than the end of their nose.
[Ollie and Bert walk off the pier into the bay. Fade out]
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Referenced in Kovanaama (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Sailing, Sailing (Over the Bounding Main)
(1880) (uncredited)
Music by Godfrey Marks
In the score when the S.S. Periwinkle docks
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Shakespeare updated
13 April 1999 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

This film has an unusually complex plot for a Laurel and Hardy film. It is reminiscent of A Comedy Of Errors. In addition to playing Stanley and Oliver, the pair also play their long lost brothers Alf and Bert. The comedy fizzes along nicely although the film overall is lacking in classic moments. The main problem is that the characters of the two pairs of brother are not sufficiently differentiated so the viewer is often as confused as the characters in the film between Stanley and Oliver and Alf and Bert. The new print is generally excellent, although there are a few lapses of continuity.


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