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Way Out West (1937)

Passed  -  Comedy | Western  -  16 April 1937 (USA)
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Stan and Ollie are charged with delivering the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. However they reckon without the machinations of her evil guardian Mickey ... See full summary »

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Storyline

Stan and Ollie are charged with delivering the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. However they reckon without the machinations of her evil guardian Mickey Finn who is determined to have the gold mine for himself and his saloon singer wife Lola. Written by Stephen Harrison <stephen@telos.demon.co.uk>

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deed | gold mine | guardian | sheriff | saloon | See more »

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A Rumble Of Roars That Ends In A Laff Riot ! See more »

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Comedy | Western

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Release Date:

16 April 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Allá en el lejano oeste  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview on Turner Classic Movies, The Simpsons (1989) creator Matt Groening said that Homer's famous "Doh!" came about because Dan Castellaneta knew that James Finlayson sometimes said that in his movies, including this one. One example: when Finlayson's character, Mickey Finn, accidentally fires his rifle in bed. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, Ollie is holding the burro's harness just before the cut. But just after the cut, he's five feet away from the burro and performs his famous fall into a deep hole in the shallow water. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Finn: I'm Mary's legal guardian. What do you want to see her for?
Ollie: [smiling and shutting his eyes in his famous charming disarming way] Well, sir, we aren't supposed to talk about that to anyone else.
Stan: [attempting to speak in a serious, slightly self-important tone, but obviously just blabbing away carelessly] Yeah, you see, it's PRIVATE. Her father died and left her a gold mine, and we're not supposed tell it to anyone but her, right Ollie?
Ollie: [looking disgusted at Stan's stupidity] Now that he's taken you ...
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Featured in The Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

At the Ball, That's All
(1913) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by J. Leubrie Hill
Performed by The Avalon Boys and danced by Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
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Laughed so hard my head fell off
17 December 1998 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is truly one of the funniest movies ever made. I'll never look at another block and tackle without a chuckle. And of course that groovy soft shoe shuffle and the Trail of the Lonesome Pine are gems - cinema history. Stan and Ollie weren't just slapstick geniuses. Theirs was a subtle blend of visual, acute observational and surreal comedy that has rarely been matched and never beaten. This film exemplifies their craft perfectly and shows touches of where, twenty to forty years later, the Goons, Monty Python, Tommy Cooper and The Comic Strip were coming from. After seeing this I recommend Sons of The Dessert, their other feature length masterpiece.


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