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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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The phrase Ollie types at the beginning of the film, "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party", was a line used as a typing exercise going back to at least 1915. Some later examples substitute "country" for "party". See more »


In a scene where Stan is playing his twin sister who's married to Oliver, she's in the dining room wearing frilly ruffs on her wrists. But when she walks into the kitchen suddenly the ruffs are gone. When she come back to the dining room they're back. See more »


Oliver: Well what did she say?
Stanley: She told me not to tell you that she's got a surprise for you.
Oliver: Well don't tell me.
Stanley: I won't. I can keep a secret.
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Alternate Versions

There is also a colorized version. See more »


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

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Another version of "Nobody's Perfect"
31 January 2006 | by Shaolin_ApuSee all my reviews

There are certain clichés that almost every comedian has done some time. One of them is dressing as the opposite sex and in this film you get to see how well Laurel & Hardy manage to entertain as ladies. The best individual concept in this bit is the fact that the pair has married each others sisters, who both "unfortunately" look like their brothers. Mr Hardy is very "Ollie" when he even states about his wedding day "It was the happiest day of my life." The best in this film are the insults that the two "ladies" present to each other. Some people might not necessarily find the insults enjoyable, but they are definitely something you never hear in other Laurel & Hardy films. Not their best film, but despite the possible not-very-good-taste element, among the funniest "men as women" flicks ever.

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February 1933 (USA) See more »

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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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