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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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Laurel and Hardy Are Going Way Out West! And Boy, Is the East Glad! See more »

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Comedy | Western

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16 April 1937 (USA)  »

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Way Out West  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Dinah the Mule had previously "performed" with Laurel & Hardy in The Music Box (1932) and with Our Gang in "Honkey Donkey". 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

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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Soundtracks

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
(1913) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Carroll
Lyrics by Ballard MacDonald
Performed by The Avalon Boys, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, with Chill Wills and Rosina Lawrence
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Way Out West With Stan & Ollie
18 January 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews



Would you send Mister Laurel & Mister Hardy off to the wilds of the Old West to deliver an important inheritance document to a young lady they've never seen? Probably not. But that is the hinge upon which this whole wonderfully goofy movie swings.

As always, the Boys are a pure joy to watch, whether they are trying to bust into a saloon in the dead of night, scuffling with the bad guys for a valuable scrap of paper or breaking into a delightful soft-shoe dance.

James Finlayson is very funny once again as the Boys' nemesis. Sharon Lynn, in a hilarious scene, gets to tickle Stan silly.

At one point Ollie begins to sing 'On The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine' in his clear high tenor. He had a beautiful voice, warm & nostalgic. Just like the rest of this film, one of Laurel & Hardy's best.


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