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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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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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Genres:

Comedy | Western

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16 April 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Allá en el lejano oeste  »

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(copyright length) | (TCM print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy perform a bit of slapstick used just two years earlier in the Dave Fleischer cartoon An Elephant Never Forgets (1935) in which Ollie tells Stan to put out his hand. Instead of whacking Stan's hand, Ollie whacks Stan on the head as the teacher in the cartoon does to her student. However, Stan and Ollie's version is the winner. See more »

Goofs

During their dance routine outside of the saloon, the background scene shows the usual daily activity going on in the town. However, throughout the duration of the dance we see the same stagecoaches, cowboys, families etc on at least two, perhaps three occasions. Clearly the scene was filmed separately and used as a looped backdrop. See more »

Quotes

Stan: Do you mind if I have another idea?
Ollie: If it's anything like the last one, yes.
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Bohemian Girl
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
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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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