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Great Guns (1941)

 -  Comedy | Romance | War  -  10 October 1941 (USA)
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Laurel and Hardy join the army. They are hardly soldiers, but they believe their employer will need them now he's drafted.

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Complete credited cast:
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Sheila Ryan ...
Dick Nelson ...
Dan Forrester
Edmund MacDonald ...
Hippo
Charles Trowbridge ...
Col. Ridley
Ludwig Stössel ...
Dr. Schickel (as Ludwig Stossel)
Kane Richmond ...
Capt. Baker
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Aunt Martha
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Aunt Agatha
Paul Harvey ...
Gen. Taylor
Charles Arnt ...
Doctor
Pierre Watkin ...
Col. Wayburn
Russell Hicks ...
Gen. Burns
Irving Bacon ...
Postman
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Storyline

Laurel and Hardy work for sickly heir Dan Forrester, who has been diagnosed with a myriad of debilitating allergies. However, when the draft board sees things differently and he seems very happy to leave the confines of his sick room, his loyal employees join him in the U. S. Army. He seems to thrive on Army chow and regimen and even becomes a rival to the growling Sergeant Hippo for the affections of beautiful post employee Ginger Hammond . The bumbling Stan and Ollie also get a chance to redeem themselves when they participate in the all-important war game maneuvers. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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THEY'RE BACK AGAIN...in the most hilarious comedy of their career!

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Comedy | Romance | War

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10 October 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Forward March  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's first movie for a major studio--their previous films had been released by MGM but not made by the studio--and they were confounded by the ways of the Hollywood studio system. All of their previous films had been shot in sequence and had been directed, edited and supervised by an uncredited Stan Laurel; Fox did not allow him such creative activity. In later years Laurel continually and bitterly recalled the "shabby" treatment he and Hardy received from Fox and MGM. See more »

Quotes

Hippo: What did I ever do to deserve a couple of yaps like you?
Stan: Maybe you were good to your mother.
Hippo: Pipe down!
Stan: Yes, sir.
Hippo: Now at 10:00 you're all going over for an IQ test, and according to the answers you give, you'll be classified in a job.
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Oliver: Maybe they'll put me in the intelligence "corpse".
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Marginally decent, though out-of-character L & H effort
1 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

maybe not quite as awful as critics and fans say...but very disappointing, at least in one regard: it's not very funny. plus, the "humour" is too often coming from the wrong place: Ollie w Stan's lines and Stan doing lines 100% out of character.

Stan in the mess hall, asking for "sanka", as I recall. the food server says, "you're welcome". a good chance for a typical L & H bit...but no. the miscellaneous actor gets the laff.

Ollie gets a glass of water in the face when Stan holds a glass and turns his wrist to look at the time. Ollie tries to set up Stan and it goes...askew. Ollie says, "something went wrong". What Roach coukld have done with that > Ollie simply looks in the camera! Finally...one of the worst racial bits ever > Sgt. Hippo gets coal or gun powder, whatever, all over himself and Laurel laughs hysterically > "Old Black Joe!". The team hated that kind of thing but mystifyingly...they go along with it.

on the plus side, the film has a professional look about it and has several genuine laffs, including an actual "LOL" scene > at Ollie's expense. The Drill Sergeant can only wonder.


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