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The Flying Deuces (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, War | 3 November 1939 (USA)
Oliver is heartbroken when he finds that Georgette, the inkeeper's daughter he's fallen in love with, is already married to dashing Foreign Legion officer Francois. To forget her, he joins ... See full summary »

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Oliver is heartbroken when he finds that Georgette, the inkeeper's daughter he's fallen in love with, is already married to dashing Foreign Legion officer Francois. To forget her, he joins the Legion, taking Stanley with him. Their bumbling eventually gets them charged with desertion and sentenced to a firing squad. They manage to escape in a stolen airplane, but crash after a wild ride. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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They dish out the dizziest rib-ride of the year! See more »

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Comedy | War

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3 November 1939 (USA)  »

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Flying Aces  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jean Parker, who played Oliver Hardy's "love interest" in this picture, played his daughter in Zenobia (1939) the same year. See more »

Goofs

In this movie, set in 1939, the Legionnaires are shown wearing the blue and white uniform that was discarded during World War I. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Just how much do we get paid for all this?
Commandant: One hundred centimes a day.
Stanley: That's not bad...
Oliver: How much is that in American money?
Commandant: American money? About ten cents a day.
Oliver: If you think you're going to get that kind of work outta *me* for ten cents a day, brother, you're *crazy*.
Commandant: Is that right?
Stanley: That's right because we don't work for less than twenty-five cents a day! Do we, Ollie?
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Shine On, Harvest Moon
(1908) (uncredited)
Music by Nora Bayes
Lyrics by Jack Norworth
Sung by Oliver Hardy and danced by both he and Stan Laurel
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Great stuff!
20 January 2006 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is certainly one of the better and more funnier Laurel & Hardy movies. Difference with most of the other Laurel & Hardy movies is that this movie has a solid story, even though of course the story is still filled with some delicious ridiculous moments of course.

The originality was already gone in the later Laurel & Hardy movie, like this one but still the movie succeeds in remaining consistent and does provide some hilarious sequences. Especially the ending escape sequence is absolutely priceless and memorable and truly the best part of the movie.

The backdrop for the movie is just great and works fantastic for the comical duo. They are in their element in the foreign legion and the sense of danger of the upcoming WW II is somewhat notable in the movie. Still the movie also has a pre-WW II kind of innocence over it and still features some singing and dancing sequences.

The cast is really solid. James Finlayson also shows up again, this time as the jailer. Another fine supporting role is played by Charles Middleton as the commandant.

One of the Laurel & Hardy must-see's!

8/10

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