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Release Date:
3 November 1939 (USA) See more »
HERE'S HYSTERICAL HISTORY! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Oliver is heartbroken when he finds that Georgette, the inkeeper's daughter he's fallen in love with... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stan Laurel ... Stan

Oliver Hardy ... Ollie

Jean Parker ... Georgette

Reginald Gardiner ... Francois

Charles Middleton ... Commandant

Jean Del Val ... Sergeant
Crane Whitley ... Corporal (as Clem Wilenchick)

James Finlayson ... Jailor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Monica Bannister ... Georgette's Girl Friend (uncredited)
Bonnie Bannon ... Georgette's Girl Friend (uncredited)

Eddie Borden ... Legionnaire (uncredited)
Christine Cabanne ... Georgette's Girl Friend (uncredited)
Mary Jane Carey ... Georgette's Girl Friend (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Legionnaire (uncredited)
Frank Clarke ... Pilot (uncredited)

Richard Cramer ... Laundry Truck Driver (uncredited)

Billy Engle ... Legionnaire (uncredited)

Kit Guard ... Legionnaire (uncredited)
Arthur Housman ... Drunk Legionnaire (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... Legionnaire (uncredited)
Michael Visaroff ... Innkeeper (uncredited)

Directed by
A. Edward Sutherland 
Writing credits
Ralph Spence (original story) &
Charley Rogers (original story) (as Charles Rogers) &
Fred Schiller (original story) (as Alfred Schiller) &
Harry Langdon (original story)

Ralph Spence (screenplay) &
Charley Rogers (screenplay) (as Charles Rogers) &
Fred Schiller (screenplay) (as Alfred Schiller) &
Harry Langdon (screenplay)

Produced by
Boris Morros .... producer
Original Music by
John Leipold 
Leo Shuken 
Cinematography by
Art Lloyd (photography)
Film Editing by
Jack Dennis (film editor)
Art Direction by
Boris Leven 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Joseph H. Nadel .... production manager (as Joe Nadel)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Stillman .... assistant director
John London .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
William A. Wilmarth .... sound recordist (as Wm. Wilmarth)
Special Effects by
Howard A. Anderson .... special effects (as Howard Anderson)
Frank Clarke .... stunt pilot (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Elmer Dyer .... aerial photography
Music Department
Edward Paul .... musical director
Charles Bradshaw .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Frank Clarke .... chief pilot and technical advisor
Rudolph Maté .... production advisor
Virginia Lucille Jones .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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69 min | USA:65 min (TCM print)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Australia:G | Canada:G (Ontario) | Finland:S | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1939) | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #5668) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

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 »
Anachronisms: 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 »
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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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Possibly Laurel and Hardy's Best Film, 3 April 1999
Author: Matt Barry from Baltimore, Maryland

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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