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Way Out West (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Western | 16 April 1937 (USA)
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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Allá en el lejano oeste  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in New York City Sunday 22 August 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11) and in Los Angeles Tuesday 26 April 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5), as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. See more »

Goofs

When The Avalon Boys are singing "At The Ball, That's All", there is only one verse to the song that is sung 5-6 times. The first two times it's sung, The Avalon Boys' lips are moving, but for the rest, they sit while the song continues, obviously not singing, as their lips are no longer moving. They just watch Stan and Ollie dance. See more »

Quotes

[Finn pushes the $1 key on the cash register and .10 shows up, he opens the cash register case to examine it, and .10 appears when he presses the $1 key again]
[first lines]
Mickey Finn: Hey, this thing ain't workin' right.
Bartender: It's working all right for me.
[Finn does a double take]
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Soundtracks

Poet and Peasant Overture" (1846) (uncredited)
Music by Franz von Suppé
Played while Stan and Ollie are hiding in the piano
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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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