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

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)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of the song "On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine", Stan Laurel's voice switches to a deep bass and then a high falsetto. These parts were dubbed by two of his co-stars, Chill Wills and Rosina Lawrence. 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

Stan: Your hat's dry.
Oliver: Oh that reminds me, you made a statement this afternoon.
Stan: Did I?
Oliver: Mmm-hmmm. You said if we didn't get the deed, you'd eat my hat.
Stan: Oh, now you're taking me literally.
Oliver: Nevertheless, I'm going to teach you not to make rash promises.
[Puts hat in his lap]
Oliver: Eat the hat.
Stan: Oh that's silly. Whoever heard of anybody eating a hat?
Oliver: Whoever heard of anybody doing *that*.
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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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A lot of weather we've been having lately!
9 February 2006 | by (Van Buren, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

This western spoof is almost as good as "Sons of the Desert" and that's saying a mouthful. Both films are two of the funniest ever made by Hollywood. The debate amongst film buffs as to which one is better will undoubtedly go on till the demise of movies so just lean back and enjoy both of them.

While "Sons of the Desert" has the bonus of Charlie Chase adding even more mirth to the picture, "Way Out West" has two bonuses: Chill Wills and his Avalon boys who aid Stan and Ollie in two of their finest song and dance routines, and the king of the double take James Finlayson as Mickey Finn (a moniker that would have made W.C. Fields proud), who appeared in many Laurel and Hardy shorts. The talented Rosina Lawrence as Mary Roberts is also an added attraction.

Stan, Ollie, and their mule, who almost steals the show toward the end when being accidentally hoisted upstairs by a rope and pulley, are to deliver a deed for a gold mine to an orphan whose guardians are determined to steal the mine from her once they are informed unintentionally by Stanley. The slapstick and funny lines fly fast and furious throughout the 65 minutes. Even the song and dance numbers are hilarious. To read some of the best lines, note IMDb's quotes from the movie.

A friendly word of advice: Be sure and don't try using any of Ollie's pick-up lines. They don't work. For some reason cooing to a woman "a lot of weather we've been having lately" won't get you anywhere.


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