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Jack Jevne (original story) and
Charley Rogers (original story) ...
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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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User Reviews:
A lot of weather we've been having lately! See more (50 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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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?

Tiny Sandford was originally cast as the Sheriff but was replaced by Stanley Fields shortly after shooting began. Although Sandford's filmed footage was completely re-shot with Fields some still photos still exist showing Sandford in the role.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Lola Marcel, the Singing Nightingale:Tell me about my dear, dear Daddy! Is it true that he's dead?
Stan:We hope so, they buried him.
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Movie Connections:
I Want to Be in DixieSee more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A lot of weather we've been having lately!, 9 February 2006
Author: krorie from Van Buren, Arkansas

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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