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W.W. Jacobs (suggested by the story "The Money Box" by)
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Release Date:
30 October 1936 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stan Laurel ... Stan Laurel / Alf Laurel

Oliver Hardy ... Oliver 'Ollie' Hardy / Bert Hardy

Alan Hale ... Joe Grogan -Denker's waiter

Sidney Toler ... Captain of SS Periwinkle
Daphne Pollard ... Mrs. Daphne Hardy
Betty Brown ... Mrs. Betty 'Bubbles' Laurel (as Betty Healy)
James Finlayson ... Finn - The Chief Engineer

Iris Adrian ... Alice

Lona Andre ... Lily

Ralf Harolde ... Gangster Boss

Noel Madison ... Second Gangster at Pirate's Club
Arthur Housman ... Drunk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Alexander ... Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
Marvelle Andre ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Harry Arras ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Johnny Arthur ... Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)

Gertrude Astor ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)

Chester A. Bachman ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Jay Belasco ... Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
Harry Bernard ... First Police Officer (uncredited)
Joe Bordeaux ... Grubby Wharf Tough (uncredited)
Ed Brandenburg ... Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
Jerry Breslin ... Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
Bunny Bronson ... Denker's Beer Garden Customer (uncredited)
Sammy Brooks ... Denker's Beer Garden Customer (uncredited)
Mrs. Jack W. Burns ... Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
Irma Campanaro ... Denker's Beer Garden Customer (uncredited)
Tony Campanaro ... Denker's Beer Garden Customer (uncredited)
Rheba Campbell ... Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
Polly Chase ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Alice Cooke ... Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
Baldwin Cooke ... Bartender / Denker's Beer Garden Customer (uncredited)
Ray Cooke ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Jack Cooper ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Nick Copeland ... Bartender (uncredited)
Dulcie Day ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Bobby Dunn ... Messenger Boy (uncredited)
Rita Dunn ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
Jack Egan ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Jack Egger ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Billy Engle ... Grubby Wharf Tough (uncredited)
Estelle Etterre ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Alex Finlayson ... Denker's Beer Garden Customer (uncredited)
Bob Finlayson ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Dick French ... Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
Dick Gilbert ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
June Gittelson ... Fat Girl on Photo (uncredited)

Virginia Grey ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ... Man in Pawnshop (uncredited)
Foxy Hall ... Birthday Cake Waitress / Denker's Beer Garden Customer (uncredited)
Frances Hall ... Denker's Beer Garden Customer (uncredited)
Marvin Hatley ... Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
Dell Henderson ... Judge Polk (uncredited)
Jack Hill ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Fred Holmes ... Bailiff (uncredited)
George W. Jimenez ... Cafe Manager (uncredited)
Mildred June ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
John Kelly ... First Mate (uncredited)
James Kilgannon ... Drunk (uncredited)
Rose Langdon ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... Waiter (uncredited)
Bill Madsen ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Kay McCoy ... Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
Charles McMurphy ... Paddy Wagon Police Officer (uncredited)
Buddy Messinger ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)

Gertrude Messinger ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Art Miles ... Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
James C. Morton ... Beer Garden Bartender (uncredited)
Harry Neilman ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Madeline Nolan ... Denker's Beer Garden Customer (uncredited)
Bob O'Connor ... Grubby Wharf Tough (uncredited)
Barney O'Toole ... Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Pirate's Club Bartender (uncredited)
James Pierce ... Doorman (uncredited)
Alexander Pollard ... Waiter (uncredited)

Constantine Romanoff ... Tuffy - Tough Guy (uncredited)
Art Rowlands ... Seaman (uncredited)
Margo Sage ... Denker's Beer Garden Customer (uncredited)
Mary Sage ... Denker's Beer Garden Customer (uncredited)
Tiny Sandford ... Tony - Grubby Wharf Tough (uncredited)

David Sharpe ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Crete Sipple ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Leo Sulky ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Walter Taylor ... Snuffy - Tough Guy (uncredited)

Rosemary Theby ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Edna Waldron ... Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Ruth Warren ... Mrs. Addlequist (uncredited)
Robert Wilber ... Cab Driver (uncredited)

Harry Wilson ... Seaman (uncredited)

Directed by
Harry Lachman 
Writing credits
W.W. Jacobs (suggested by the story "The Money Box" by)

Richard Connell (screen story) and
Felix Adler (screen story)

Charley Rogers (adaptation) (as Charles Rogers) and
Jack Jevne (adaptation)

Mauri Grashin  contributor to screenplay (uncredited)
Clarence Hennecke  contributor to screenplay (uncredited)
Stan Laurel  contributor to screenplay (uncredited)
Harrington Reynolds  contributor to screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Stan Laurel .... producer
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Leroy Shield (musical score)
Cinematography by
Rudolph Maté (photography)
Film Editing by
Bert Jordan (film editor)
Casting by
Joe Rivkin (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Arthur I. Royce (settings)
William Stevens (settings) (as W.L. Stevens)
Production Management
L.A. French .... production manager (uncredited)
Henry Ginsberg .... production supervisor (uncredited)
David L. Loew .... executive in charge of production operations (uncredited)
William H. Terhune .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chet Brandenburg .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Matt O'Brien .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
William Randall .... sound
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... photographic effects
Ed Brandenburg .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Breslin .... stunts (uncredited)
Bobby Dunn .... stunts (uncredited)
Ham Kinsey .... stunt double: Stan Laurel (uncredited)
Charles Phillips .... stunt double (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunts (uncredited)
Cy Slocum .... stunt double: Oliver Hardy (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Barney Carr .... grip (uncredited)
Stax Graves .... still photographer (uncredited)
Wayne Murray .... grip (uncredited)
Music Department
Leroy Shield .... musical director
Elmer Raguse .... music editor (uncredited)
Other crew
L.A. French .... supervisor
Charlie Hall .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lawrence Tarver .... assistant: Mr. Roach (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Double Trouble" - USA (alternative title)
"Sailors' Downfall" - USA (cut version)
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73 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Finland:S | Germany:6 | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #2128) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Ollie:But, Momma, let me explain.
Mrs. Daphne Hardy:Don't ever speak to me again - you overstuffed Casanova!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kovanaama (1954)See more »
The Sailor's HornpipeSee more »


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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Laurel and Hardy, 17 January 2000
Author: Matt Barry from Baltimore, Maryland

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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