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Jack Jevne (original story) and
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Release Date:
16 April 1937 (USA) See more »
A Rumble Of Roars That Ends In A Laff Riot ! See more »
Stan and Ollie are charged with delivering the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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A Home Where Stan and Ollie Roam See more (48 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stan Laurel ... Stanley

Oliver Hardy ... Ollie

Sharon Lynn ... Lola Marcel (as Sharon Lynne)
James Finlayson ... Mickey Finn
Rosina Lawrence ... Mary Roberts
Stanley Fields ... Sheriff
Vivien Oakland ... Sheriff's Wife
The Avalon Boys ... Singers
Dinah ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Adamson ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)
Silver Tip Baker ... Townsman (uncredited)
Hank Bell ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)
Harry Bernard ... Man Eating at Bar (uncredited)
Eddie Borden ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)
Ed Brandenburg ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)
Don Brookins ... Member of The Avalon Boys (uncredited)
Sammy Brooks ... Brushwood Gulch Citizen (uncredited)
Fritzi Brunette ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)
Fred Cady ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)
Ben Corbett ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson ... Janitor (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Tex Driscoll ... Paw - Bearded Miner at Saloon (uncredited)
Bobby Dunn ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)
Flora Finch ... Maw (uncredited)
Mary Gordon ... Cook (uncredited)
Art Green ... Member of The Avalon Boys (uncredited)
Jack Hill ... Finn's Employee (uncredited)
Carol Holloway ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)
Helen Holmes ... Woman in Audience at Saloon (uncredited)
James Horne Jr. ... Bit Part (uncredited)
John Ince ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)
Cornelius Keefe ... Worker at Mickey Finn's (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... Stagecoach Baggage Handler (uncredited)
Jim Mason ... Patron (uncredited)
George Miller ... Waiter (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Bartender (uncredited)
Art Mix ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)
Frank Montgomery ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)
James C. Morton ... Bartender (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
Harvey Parry ... Waiter (uncredited)
Dave Pepper ... Bartender (uncredited)
Art Rowlands ... Card Player (uncredited)
Cy Slocum ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Janitor (uncredited)
Walter Trask ... Member of The Avalon Boys (uncredited)
May Wallace ... Cook (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)

Chill Wills ... Lead Singer of the Avalon Boys / Stan's Bass Singing (uncredited)
Jay Wilsey ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)
Bill Wolfe ... Audience at Saloon (uncredited)

Directed by
James W. Horne 
Writing credits
Jack Jevne (original story) and
Charley Rogers (original story) (as Charles Rogers)

Charley Rogers (screen play) (as Charles Rogers) &
Felix Adler (screen play) and
James Parrott (screen play)

James W. Horne  contributing writer (uncredited)
Arthur V. Jones  uncredited

Produced by
Stan Laurel .... producer (uncredited)
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Marvin Hatley (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Art Lloyd (photography)
Walter Lundin (photography)
Film Editing by
Bert Jordan (film editor)
Art Direction by
Arthur I. Royce 
Set Decoration by
William Stevens (settings) (as W.L. Stevens)
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
William H. Terhune .... unit manager (uncredited)
Sidney S. Van Keuren .... production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chet Brandenburg .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
William Randall .... sound
Elmer Raguse .... sound recording supervisor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... photographic effects
Ham Kinsey .... stunt double: Stan Laurel (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
Cy Slocum .... stunt double: Oliver Hardy (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stax Graves .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Harry Black .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Music Department
Marvin Hatley .... musical director
Leroy Shield .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Nathaniel Shilkret .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Hal Roach .... presenter
Charles Morton .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
64 min (copyright length) | 63 min (TCM print)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:S | Germany:6 (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/6 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #2653) | West Germany:6 (nf)

Did You Know?

Hal Roach had to come up with four different titles for the film, before finding a title that wasn't already owned by another studio. The three discarded titles were: "You'd Be Surprised", "Tonight's the Night", and "In the Money".See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Oliver:A lot of weather we've been having lately!See more »
Movie Connections:
The Trail of the Lonesome PineSee more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Home Where Stan and Ollie Roam, 21 June 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

What did Rosina Lawrence's dying father expect when he entrusted Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to deliver the deed to a gold mine to her in Way Out West? I mean even in death was his judgment that seriously impaired?

The boys are up to the necks in it in the town of Brushwood Gulch when they try to do their good deed. In fact Ollie's up to it even before as Stan innocently dumps the freeloading Ollie who is snoozing in a travois drawn by their donkey while Stan is guiding the poor animal. Dumps Ollie in a creek mind you. Serves him right actually.

The boys arrive in town and wouldn't you know it, they tell bartender James Finlayson what their mission is. So the quick thinking Finlayson gets his wife Sharon Lynne to pose as Lawrence and the boys sign the deed over to her.

Later on they discover their mistake and the rest of the film is spent trying to make up for their mistake and get the deed to the rightful owner. Of course it's one mishap after another, including Stan lighting Ollie's thumb on fire. Don't ask how.

Everybody looks like they're having a great old time in Way Out West. Finlayson is a terrific Snidely Whiplash, Lynne does a great imitation of the kind of brassy dame that Gladys George or Binnie Barnes had a specialty in, and Lawrence is a fabulous little Nell heroine.

Way Out West is one of Stan and Ollie's best feature film comedies. It even got an Oscar nomination for Best Musical Scoring. But I still wonder, wasn't their anyone else Lawrence's father could get for such a mission?

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