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Director:
Writers:
Jack Jevne (original story) and
Charley Rogers (original story) ...
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Release Date:
16 April 1937 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Rumble Of Roars That Ends In A Laff Riot ! See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
(15 articles)
User Reviews:
Laughed so hard my head fell off See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
64 min (copyright length) | 63 min (TCM print)
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
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?

Trivia:
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy perform a bit of slapstick used just two years earlier in the Dave Fleischer cartoon An Elephant Never Forgets (1935) in which Ollie tells Stan to put out his hand. Instead of whacking Stan's hand, Ollie whacks Stan on the head as the teacher in the cartoon does to her student. However, Stan and Ollie's version is the winner.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
CheyenneSee more »

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26 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Laughed so hard my head fell off, 17 December 1998
Author: Neil Dennis (neildennis@hotmail.com) from London, England

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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