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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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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)  »

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Double Trouble  »

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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 »

Quotes

Mrs. Daphne Hardy: [stops the desert cart] Just a minute.
[to Stan]
Mrs. Daphne Hardy: Help me this this, you.
[They each pick up a side of a giant birthday cake and drop it on Ollie's head]
Mrs. Daphne Hardy: Happy Birthday to you. Come on, Betty.
[Walks off]
Ollie: Now what did you go and help her for?
Stan: Well I didn't know what she was going to do.
Ollie: [looks into the camera] That's right - you wouldn't.
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Happy Birthday to You
(1893) (uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
In the score when the birthday cake is shown
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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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