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We Faw Down (1928)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 29 December 1928 (USA)
Stan & Ollie attempt to fool their wives by sneaking out to a poker game, but instead get involved with two flirty ladies, one of whom is the girlfriend of a jealous boxer.


Leo McCarey


H.M. Walker (titles)




Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Vivien Oakland ... Mrs. Hardy
Bess Flowers ... Mrs. Laurel
Kay Deslys Kay Deslys ... Kelly's girlfriend
Vera White Vera White ... Kay's friend


Itching to sneak off to a thrilling poker game, Stan and Ollie pretend they have a business engagement with their boss at the Orpheum Theatre. Instead, the boys end up in the apartment of two charming young ladies after gallantly retrieving their hat, only to come face to face with a menacing boyfriend. Can Ollie describe his sinful afternoon? Will a loaded double-barrelled shotgun help refresh his memory? Written by Nick Riganas

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Comedy | Short


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This was remade and expanded using the idea of Ollie being sick from the short Be Big resulting in the feature Sons of the Desert. See more »


The Boys have told their wives that they're going to the Orpheum Theatre with their boss. The theatre burns down and newspapers are on the street within minutes ! The wives get a copy and the headline is in the middle of the top part of the paper under what appears to be a cartoon sketch. After the Boys return home Ollie is describing the acts they saw. Stan sees the paper with the headline in the same position but when he holds it up to show Ollie it's a banner headline across the top of the paper. See more »


Referenced in Block-Heads (1938) See more »

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Standard and predictable but once more wonderfully executed!
6 January 2006 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

Once more the famous two get in some serious trouble with their wives, after a series of unfortunate incidents, which forces them to come up with a lie, which of course only make their situation even worser...

The jokes remain funny, even after they are repeated multiple times in the movie. The events leading up to the confrontation with the two wives are both wonderfully constructed and executed and filled with some typical slapstick humor. The movie knows to remain constantly funny throughout the whole movie which makes this a very consistent comedy to watch.

The ending might have some slow moments in it and might not be as funny as the first part of the movie, it doesn't really make the movie less pleasant to watch. "We Faw Down" is good enough for more than a few laughs and it shows Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy once more in top-form and their chemistry and timing is spot-on!

Perhaps not as memorable and good as other Laurel & Hardy pictures but still an entertaining and watchable comedy-short from the famous comical duo.



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Release Date:

29 December 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aviomiehet poikamiesten teillä See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent | Vitaphone (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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