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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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Did You Know?


Released in France in 1935 as part of a program consisting of three Laurel & Hardy shorts titled "Les Joies du mariage." 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 »


Delivery boy: Does Mrs. Laurel live here?
Mrs. Hardy: Mmm-hmm.
Delivery boy: Will you see that she gets this cake?
Mrs. Hardy: I certainly will.
[takes the cake and goes to her]
Mrs. Hardy: The man said to be sure you got this.
Mrs. Laurel: Thank you.
Mrs. Hardy: [slams the cake into her face]
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Alternate Versions

There is also a colorized version. See more »


Edited into Dance of the Cookoos (1982) See more »

User Reviews

Unique Laurel and Hardy
15 November 2006 | by alain-jamesSee all my reviews

I think this film has some amazing acting. As others have noted, Laurel plays himself and also his own sister. Hardy does the same. But - the women characters they portray are different to the male Laurel and Hardy. The women characters are not Laurel and Hardy "in drag". They really are playing 4 different people.

The dubbing of the women's voices is perfect, in my opinion. The women who dubbed the voices really capture the feeling of Laurel and Hardy. They are great. The syncronicity of the dubbing is awesome.

I also think the photography - scenes when the four characters are having dinner together - is great. They really create the illusion of four separate people talking and bickering.

I don't want to risk spoiling anything for anyone and so I will not describe any of the truly funny scenes featuring each of these characters.

Suffice it to say that the film is very funny.

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Release Date:

February 1933 (USA) See more »

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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