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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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Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Release Date:

16 April 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Allá en el lejano oeste  »

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(copyright length) | (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first Laurel & Hardy film to be computer colorized in the 1980s. See more »

Goofs

When Stan, Ollie, and Mary are running away from Mickey and Lola, and they shut the security gate on them, from the inside POV shot, you see Mickey just run up to the gate and stop, but from the outside POV, Mickey's head is through the gate. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Finn: Can you play Mary Roberts?
Lola Marcel: [scoffs] Can I do it? Why, for a GOLD MINE, I could be CLEOPATRA!
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Connections

Featured in Bud's Best - Die Welt des Bud Spencer (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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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