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Swiss Miss (1938)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  20 May 1938 (USA)
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Stanley and Oliver are mousetrap salesmen hoping to strike it rich in Switzerland, but get swindled out of all their money by a cheesemaker. While working off their hotel debt, Oliver falls... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Grete Natzler ...
Anna Albert (as Della Lind)
Walter Woolf King ...
Victor Albert
Eric Blore ...
Edward
Adia Kuznetzoff ...
Chef
Charles Judels ...
Cheese Factory Proprietor
Ludovico Tomarchio ...
Luigi
Franz Hug ...
Flag Thrower
Jean De Briac ...
Enrico
George Sorel ...
Joseph
Charles Gemora ...
Gorilla (as Charles Gamore)
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Storyline

Stanley and Oliver are mousetrap salesmen hoping to strike it rich in Switzerland, but get swindled out of all their money by a cheesemaker. While working off their hotel debt, Oliver falls in love with a chambermaid, Anna, who in reality is a famous opera singer spying on her composer husband, Victor, while he works on his new opera. The boys are assigned to move Victor's piano to a secluded tree house, but become trapped on a rickety rope bridge high above an Alpine gorge when they're met halfway across by a gorilla. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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They're mousetrap salesmen in the Alps - and are the mice happy ! See more »

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

20 May 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les montagnards sont là  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Stan Laurel talked Anita Garvin into coming out of retirement to play the wife who is interested in seeing Stan And Ollie's mousetraps. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: I thought you told me I had her in the palm of my hand.
Stan: Well you did, but you didn't play your cards right.
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Connections

Featured in The Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Me Call You Sweetheart
(1910) (uncredited)
Music by Leo Friedman
Lyrics by Beth Slater Whitson
Performed by Oliver Hardy with Stan Laurel on tuba
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Stan and Ollie are great, but...
5 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Disappointing Laurel and Hardy film. Stan and Ollie are hilarious, of course, and their encounter with a gorilla on a rope bridge is a classic, but they're still done-in by subplots and musical numbers that command more time than their antics. Definitely worth seeing, but if you're new to the L&H cult and haven't seen it and are thinking of buying it, be advised that, despite their top billing, they are almost guest stars here.


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