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We Faw Down (1928)

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.

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Leo McCarey

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H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Trivia

This short served as the basis for the final sequence of the feature "Blockheads" ten years later. See more »

Goofs

As the Boys are getting up from the wet road Stan as hold of Kay Deslys's hat only for Ollie to hand it to her in the next shot. See more »

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Edited into The Golden Age of Comedy (1957) See more »

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Not really silent
7 February 2008 | by peterm-9See all my reviews

Just a quick note to say that this movie is silent, but was nevertheless released with music and effects on Vitaphone discs. The discs has been found, and at least the German Kinowelt DVD release of Sons of the Desert has We Faw Down as an bonus, complete with the music and effects track.

It is always a bonus to watch the silent Laurel & Hardy comedies with the proper, original music and effects track. This brings us a little bit closer to the film's original state.

In general, the Vitaphone system did not last very long, but the system of having soundtracks stored separately does open the possibility of restoring soundtracks even if the film element has been put together from various prints.


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