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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 »
User Reviews:
Laughed so hard my head fell off See more (53 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 ... The Mule
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Adamson ... Barfly (uncredited)
Silver Tip Baker ... Townsman (uncredited)
Hank Bell ... Barfly (uncredited)
Harry Bernard ... Man Eating at Bar (uncredited)

Eddie Borden ... Barfly (uncredited)
Ed Brandenburg ... Barfly (uncredited)
Don Brookins ... Member of The Avalon Boys (uncredited)
Sammy Brooks ... Brushwood Gulch Citizen (uncredited)

Fritzi Brunette ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Fred Cady ... Barfly (uncredited)
Ben Corbett ... Barfly (uncredited)

Dudley Dickerson ... Janitor (uncredited)

Lester Dorr ... Cowboy (uncredited)

Tex Driscoll ... Paw - Bearded Miner at Saloon (uncredited)
Bobby Dunn ... Barfly (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 ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Helen Holmes ... Matronly Woman (uncredited)
James Horne Jr. ... Young Boy (uncredited)

John Ince ... Barfly (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 ... Barfly (uncredited)
Frank Montgomery ... Barfly (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 ... Barfly (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Barfly (uncredited)
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Janitor (uncredited)
Walter Trask ... Member of The Avalon Boys (uncredited)
May Wallace ... Cook (uncredited)

Blackie Whiteford ... Barfly (uncredited)

Chill Wills ... Lead Singer of the Avalon Boys / Stan's Bass Singing (uncredited)

Jay Wilsey ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bill Wolfe ... Barfly (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?

Dinah the Mule had previously "performed" with Laurel & Hardy in The Music Box (1932) and with Our Gang in "Honkey Donkey".See more »
Continuity: When Stan is trying to hoist Ollie up with the block and tackle, at one point the rope is seen passing between Ollie's legs. When the scene moves to a close up, he is miraculously untangled from it.See more »
Mickey Finn:I'm Mary's legal guardian. What do you want to see her for?
Ollie:[smiling and shutting his eyes in his famous charming disarming way] Well, sir, we aren't supposed to talk about that to anyone else.
Stan:[attempting to speak in a serious, slightly self-important tone, but obviously just blabbing away carelessly] Yeah, you see, it's PRIVATE. Her father died and left her a gold mine, and we're not supposed tell it to anyone but her, right Ollie?
Ollie:[looking disgusted at Stan's stupidity] Now that he's taken you into our CONFIDENCE...
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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 ( 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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