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The Flying Deuces (1939)

Approved  |   |  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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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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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

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are thrown into a cell to await execution at sunrise. Stan discovers that he can strum his bed springs and play it like a harp. The music he plays is "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise". See more »

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As Ollie is untying the rope attached to the heavy rock from his waist he has his back turned to Stanley. When Ollie is pulled into the river when Stanley throws the rock in, he is now facing Stanley. See more »

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Oliver: If I could have spelled raspberry, I would have told him a lot more!
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The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise
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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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