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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

This is Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's only non-Hal Roach-produced film in which Stan had a hand in the writing and editing (as he had in the Roach films). 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: Stanley, a miracle has happened. I've completely forgotten.
Stanley: You mean you've forgotten Georgette?
Oliver: Who's Georgette?
Stanley: That's swell, now we can go home.
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Referenced in Meet Me on the Southbank (2013) See more »

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Ku-Ku
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Marvin Hatley
Played throughout as part of the score
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Decent Laurel & Hardy Feature With Some Fine Moments
13 October 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

It's pretty hard to sustain the Laurel and Hardy brand of humor for a full-length picture, but "Flying Deuces" does so pretty well. Not all of it maintains the pace or the level of their best short features, but there some good scenes and some fine moments that reflect the comic duo near the peak of their form.

The story tries to squeeze as much as possible from Stan and Ollie joining the Foreign Legion in order to help Ollie forget his troubles. Though there is plenty of action and a variety of settings, the best scenes are still the ones with the two of them by themselves, when their timing and teamwork can take over. The rest of the cast, and some of the settings, are mostly there only to nudge the plot along from time to time.

Aside from a handful of slow stretches, most of it is good entertainment. There's more than enough to make it worth seeing for fans of Laurel and Hardy.


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