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Saps at Sea (1940)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  3 May 1940 (USA)
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Oliver suffers a nervous breakdown as a result of working in a horn factory, but when he follows doctor's orders about sea air, he finds an ex-con is aboard.

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Harbor Patrol Captain
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Prof. O'Brien
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Storyline

After working in the noisy horn factory, just the sound of one drives Oliver into a violent fit. Dr. Finlayson prescribes a long, restful sea voyage, so Stan and Oliver rent a boat and set sail, unaware that escaped killer Nick Grainger has stowed away onboard. To disable the crook, the boys prepare him a meal using string for spaghetti, sponges for meatballs and soap for cheese. But Grainger discovers their plan and decides to make them eat the stuff themselves. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Taglines:

If You're Sick (and tired of it all) Take The Laff Cure! Get well by Laughing Yourself Sick . . . at . . . See more »

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Release Date:

3 May 1940 (USA)  »

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En croisière  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

James Finlayson's and Charlie Hall's final film with Laurel and Hardy. See more »

Goofs

In the scene with Dr. Finlayson's "lung-tester", just before the giant balloon is about to burst, the Klieg lights are visible reflecting in the stretched latex of the balloon. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Hardy: [to Stan, feeling crazed from the incessant deafening cacophony of the brass instruments and Klaxon horns blasting off all around him, and unable to understand why Stan seems so calm and unaffected] Doesn't this noise BOTHUH you?
Stanley Laurel: [off-handedly] No, it doesn't... it just goes in this ear and out of the other one. Doesn't bother me a bit.
[lifts the trumpet he was working on and blows loudly through it]
Stanley Laurel: Hawwwwwnnnnkkkk!
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Connections

Spoofs Souls at Sea (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sailor's Hornpipe
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Traditional
Partially played in the score twice
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HORNS!HOORNS!!HOOORNS!!!

Stanley and Oliver are working in a noisy horn factory, which drives Oliver crazy.He doesn't even want to hear the sound of a horn after that.Jimmy Finlayson plays the doctor, who says the boys should go on a sea trip to get Ollie well. So the boys get a boat and do what Dr. Finlayson tells them to do.But a dangerous killer comes to the boat with them. Saps at Sea offers you many funny scenes, as the Laurel and Hardy films always do.No matter what the boys are doing in their movies, they're always hilarious.This movie has many scenes to remember, like when the crook makes Stanley and Ollie to eat "the food" they made.Saps at Sea is totally worth watching, if you want to get a few good laughs.I guarantee you will get some laughs when you watch this movie.Laurel and Hardy won't disappoint you.


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