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 »
It's 1938, but Stan doesn't know the war is over; he's still patrolling the trenches in France, and shoots down a French aviator. Oliver sees his old chum's picture in the paper and goes to... See full summary »
Unbeknownst to Stanley and Oliver, their long-lost twin brothers, sailors Alfie and Bert are in town on shore leave carrying a valuable pearl ring entrusted to them by their ship's captain.... See full summary »
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 »
The boys' Army buddy, Eddie Smith, is killed in the trenches in France, leaving his baby girl an orphan. Back home after Armistice, they try to find Eddie's father and turn the child over ... See full summary »
A band of Gypsies are camped outside the walls of Count Arnheim's palace. Oliver's wife kidnaps the Count's daughter Arline, then leaves the child and runs off with her lover, Devilshoof. ... See full summary »
It's Prohibition, and the boys wind up behind bars after Stan sells some of their home-brew beer to a policeman. In prison, Stan's loose tooth keeps getting him in trouble, because it ... See full summary »
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
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The harp music Stan plays in his cell is played by Harpo Marx, who apparently also coached Stan on imitating his fingerings. See more »
The water pitcher changes position before and after Laurel slides the desk in front of the window. See more »
Hey Stan... oh, Stan... over here...
[Stan does a take - sees a horse in a pasture with Oliver's hat and mustache]
Ollie... is it really you?
Of course it's me. Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into.
Gee I'm glad to see you!
[scene fades, end of film]
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THE FLYING DEUCES is a unique L&H movie in a lot of ways. For one thing, it's the only film they made away from Hal Roach that is worth seeing. It is also unique that none of their regular writers worked on the film, yet it practically is the best work they ever did. The short films like TWO TARS, BIG BUSINESS, HOG WILD, HELPMATES, and THE MUSIC BOX are considered contenders for the title of best L&H film of all time, as are the features FRA DIAVOLO, SONS OF THE DESERT, and WAY OUT WEST. However, I honestly think that for the modern viewer trying to get laughs from one of their pictures, THE FLYING DEUCES offers more than any other. Bottom line-enjoy this picture. In it, the Boys join the Foreign Legion. Every minute's a laugh.
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