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Twice Two (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | February 1933 (USA)
Stan and Ollie are married to each other's sisters, and plan a dinner party to celebrate their mutual anniversaries.


James Parrott




Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Mr. Stan Laurel / Mrs. Sandy Hardy
Oliver Hardy ... Oliver Hardy / Mrs. Fanny Laurel


Brain specialist Oliver and his secretary Stanley bicker over listening in on each other's phone calls. Nevertheless, plans procede to celebrate the anniversary of their weddings to each other's sisters. At home, preparations go awry as the two wives also get on each other's nerves. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Comedy | Short


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It appears that instead of Ollie shaving his mustache to portray his sister that some light colored material, perhaps makeup, was applied to it to make it disappear. If you look closely you can see it. See more »


At one point Ollie's sister is sat at the table and a tattoo can be glimpsed on the inside of 'her' right arm , particularly if the frame is frozen,. It is believed to be connected to the masonic lodge that Ollie was a member of. See more »


Stanley: Give me tutti-fruitty.
Soda Jerk: We haven't any!
Mrs. Laurel: [phone rings] Oh, there it goes again!
[answers it]
Mrs. Laurel: Hello? Well, get chocolate.
[hangs up]
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There is also a colorized version. See more »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Touch of Satan (1998) See more »

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Creative, Though Slow-Paced
9 July 2001 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

In "Twice Two", Laurel and Hardy each play a dual role, with the idea being that they have each married the other one's sister. It's a creative setup, and they are both pretty good as the spouses. (The men do the acting, with the voices dubbed in by women.) Most of it takes place as the four have dinner together, and plays off of the tangled relationships among them. It is slower paced than usual, and is not really as funny as their best films. It's still worth watching, although it is probably of interest primarily to those who are already Laurel and Hardy fans.

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February 1933 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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