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Saps at Sea (1940)

Approved | | Comedy | 3 May 1940 (USA)
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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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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They'll Scuttle Your Blues To the Bottom of the Sea! See more »

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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

The film ends with "The Koo-koos" played in an ominous minor key. This is appropriate, since Stan and Ollie will share a cell with killer Nick Grainger. See more »

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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: Well, here's another nice bucket of suds you got me into.
Stanley Laurel: I couldn't help it, Dizzy.
Oliver Hardy: What do you mean you couldn't help... and don't call me Dizzy, Dopey! It was your idea to get us on this boat. I'll never listen to another idea of yours as long as I live. And if I ever get out of this, I'll use my own judgment from then on.
Stanley Laurel: Well what are we going to do about something to eat?
[cries]
Oliver Hardy: There's only one thing to do: fake it.
Stanley Laurel: What do you mean fake it?
Oliver Hardy: We'll serve him a synthetic meal.
Stanley Laurel: But we ...
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The Sailor's Hornpipe
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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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