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The Flying Deuces (1939)

 -  Comedy  -  3 November 1939 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Corporal (as Clem Wilenchick)
James Finlayson ...
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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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HERE'S HYSTERICAL HISTORY! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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3 November 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flying Aces  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

On the set of this film, Oliver Hardy met his future wife, script supervisor Virginia Lucille Jones. See more »

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The water pitcher changes position before and after Laurel slides the desk in front of the window. 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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Remake of Beau Hunks (1931) See more »

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The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise
(1919) (uncredited)
Music by Ernest Seitz
Played by Stan Laurel on a bedspring
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Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy Invite You To Join Them On A Little Adventure
18 July 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

Hoping to forget Ollie's blighted love life, the Boys join the French Foreign Legion. Quickly spreading chaos, they soon find themselves sentenced to be shot. Making their escape, they unwittingly become THE FLYING DEUCES when they find themselves in a runaway airplane...

While not one of their classics, in their typical slapstick fashion Stan & Ollie make this a very enjoyable film to watch. By this point in their partnership, the Boys worked so well together that it was almost impossible to imagine one without the other. Highlights: Stan's Bedsprings Serenade, and a delightful little soft-shoe to `Shine On, Harvest Moon' (Ollie does the vocalizing).

Jean Parker & Reginald Gardiner supply the romantics, although they're given little to do. Old pros Charles Middleton as the Commandant, and James Finlayson as the Jailor are given a few moments to shine.


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