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Swiss Miss (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 20 May 1938 (USA)
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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(original story), (original story) (as Charles Rogers) | 3 more credits »
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Anna Albert (as Della Lind)
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Ludovico Tomarchio ...
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Enrico
George Sorel ...
Joseph
Charles Gemora ...
Gorilla (as Charles Gamore)
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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 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 | Musical

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Release Date:

20 May 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les montagnards sont là  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Stan Laurel was ill during filming, appearing pale and tired. See more »

Goofs

The lyric of the final song says, "In Swiss that's 'good morning to you.'" There is no language called "Swiss." Swiss citizens speak German, French or Italian. See more »

Quotes

Cheese Factory Propietor: Now I've an idea.
StanOliver: You've an idea?
Cheese Factory Propietor: I'll buy the whole business for five thousand cool.
Oliver: Why for you're being so generous, we'll throw in our mule.
Stan: You can't do that, Ollie, don't be such a fool.
Oliver: It's my idea!
Cheese Factory Propietor: It's a splendid idea.
Oliver: It's just an idea of my own.
Cheese Factory PropietorStanOliver: It's just an idea. A splendid idea. It's just an idea of my own.
[Stan harmonizes in a baritone voice]
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Marvin Hatley
Played during the opening credits and also in the score
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Gorillas in Switzerland, who cares?
21 April 1999 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

This film is poorly regarded in the L & H canon because it has an execrable plot and a dire musical score. The most mind-numbing number is a song in praise of Switzerland called 'I can't get over the Alps'. Fans of the dystopian duo will forgive all this, however, because it contains two of their most inspired scenes. In the first, Stan tricks a St Bernard dog into dispensing its keg of brandy by lying on the ground and covering himself with a snowstorm of feathers. In the second, Stan and Ollie attempt to push a piano across a rope bridge and are met by a gorilla going in the opposite direction. Gorilla's in Switzerland, who cares?


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