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Release Date:
3 November 1939 (USA) See more »
HERE'S HYSTERICAL HISTORY! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
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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 
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 recording (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
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 | Germany:0 | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1939) | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | UK:Uc (video rating) (1986) | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #5668) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Washington DC Sunday 7 March 1948 on WNBW (Channel 4), in Chicago Saturday 11 September 1948 on WGN (Channel 9), and in Lowell MA (serving the Boston Area) Saturday 30 October 1948 on WBZ (Channel 4). It was temporarily withheld from further television broadcasts in order to protect the widespread theatrical re-release which was still in progress in many other locations.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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 three cents a day. Of course, it varies with the exchange rate.
Oliver:If you think you're going to get that kind of work outta *me* for three 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kvinnor i fångenskap (1943)See more »
Ku-KuSee more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Ollie with a broken heart, 9 May 2000

Oliver is in love with Georgette (Jean Parker), but his heart breaks when he finds out that Georgette has someone other.That other is Francois (Reginald Gardiner), who is Georgette's husband.So Stanley and Oliver join the Foreign Legion to forget Georgette.There is also Francois at the Foreign Legion.The boys have many adventures there, like going to jail and escaping from there.And it is hilarious to watch the boys flying an airplane at the end.The Flying Deuces from 1939 is a very funny Laurel and Hardy comedy and I'm sure it's not a disappointment for any Laurel and Hardy fans.

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