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Our Wife (1931)

Oliver's plans to marry his hefty sweetheart go awry when the girl's father gets a load of her intended groom. They then elope in a tiny car much too small for their combined dimensions, ... See full summary »

Director:

James W. Horne

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Cast

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Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
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Storyline

Oliver's plans to marry his hefty sweetheart go awry when the girl's father gets a load of her intended groom. They then elope in a tiny car much too small for their combined dimensions, not to mention the accompanying Stan. They find a Justice of the Peace to perform he ceremony, but the official's cross-eyed condition results in unintended consequences. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Mr. Hardy was making big preparations to get married- Mr. Laurel was taking a bath too.

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Short | Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor dulce amor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (A Victor Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Ollie tells Stan about his plans to elope, he mentions it's "strictly on the qui vive." What he meant to say was "on the QT", which means to keep quiet. "Qui vive" is French for "on the lookout." See more »

Goofs

When Dulcy throws down her suitcase it lands on Ollie's head, i.e., on his top hat. However, in the following scene the top hat appears to have suffered no damage. See more »

Quotes

Ollie: Goodbye, Ducky Lover.
Dulcy: Goodbye, Dimple Dumpling.
Ollie: Goodbye.
Stan: [on the phone in the other room, having listened in] GOODBYE!
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Connections

Referenced in The Flying Deuces (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Hummed by Oliver Hardy several times
Also played in the score
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You Can Always Depend on Your Friends, Right?
15 January 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Ollie is ready to get married when his plump bride's father, Jimmy Finlayson, forbids it. He can't see his daughter hooked up with this guy. Well, the logical thing to do, is to elope. Stan is given the job of assisting the loving couple. Unfortunately, rather than a limo to support the two rather large folks, he gets a small car and when they sit in the back the front of the car rises in the air. This is just the beginning as things go from bad to worse. With all that happens, they darn near pull it off, which is almost a first for the hilarious duo, but Ben Turpin shows up. He is one of those character actors that needed only use his face. He provides the coup de grace because of his one amazing feature. It is to die for.


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