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Way Out West (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Western | 16 April 1937 (USA)
Stanley and Ollie are enlisted to deliver the deed to a goldmine in a small village, only for it to be stolen.

Director:

James W. Horne

Writers:

Jack Jevne (original story), Charley Rogers (original story) (as Charles Rogers) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stanley
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Sharon Lynn ... Lola Marcel (as Sharon Lynne)
James Finlayson ... Mickey Finn
Rosina Lawrence ... Mary Roberts
Stanley Fields ... Sheriff
Vivien Oakland ... Sheriff's Wife
Don Brookins ... Member of the Singing Quartette (as The Avalon Boys)
Art Green Art Green ... Member of the Singing Quartette (as The Avalon Boys)
Walter Trask Walter Trask ... Member of the Singing Quartette (as The Avalon Boys)
Chill Wills ... Lead Singer of the Singing Quartette / Stan's Bass Singing (as The Avalon Boys)
Dinah Dinah ... The Mule
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Storyline

Stan and Ollie are charged with delivering the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. However they reckon without the machinations of her evil guardian Mickey Finn who is determined to have the gold mine for himself and his saloon singer wife Lola. Written by Stephen Harrison <stephen@telos.demon.co.uk>

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Way Out West See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length) | (TCM print) | (BBFC)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first Laurel & Hardy film to be computer colorized in the 1980s. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, Ollie is holding the burro's harness just before the cut, but just after the cut, he's five feet away from the burro and performs his famous fall into a deep hole in the shallow water. See more »

Quotes

[Finn pushes the $1 key on the cash register and .10 shows up, he opens the cash register case to examine it, and .10 appears when he presses the $1 key again]
[first lines]
Mickey Finn: Hey, this thing ain't workin' right.
Bartender: It's working all right for me.
[Finn does a double take]
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Alternate Versions

There is a persistent rumour that when the film was first released it included a scene (now lost) with Laurel and Hardy at a crossroads trying to read a direction sign which the wind keeps blowing into different positions. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Der Komödienstadel: Odel verpflichtet (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want to Be in Dixie
(1912) (uncredited)
Written by Ted Snyder and Irving Berlin
Performed by Rosina Lawrence, Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel
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Laurel and Hardy in the west
17 January 2001 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Laurel and Hardy have to deliver the deed of a valuable gold mine to a girl called Mary Roberts (Rosina Lawrence).James Finlayson is the bad guy of the movie.He plays a man called Mickey Finn and when he hears the story of these two fellas he decides to fool them with the saloon singer Lola Marcel (Sharon Lynn).They introduce Lola as Mary Roberts to these two dummies.And they buy it.Way Out West from 1937 is a classic comedy from Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.It's one of their best comedies among with many others.It's enjoyable to watch the slapstick comedy with these two comedians of last century.This movie includes many funny parts that made me laugh and I just couldn't stop.Just like Stan couldn't after Lola tickled him.Watch Way Out West if you want to see Laurel and Hardy at their best.Nobody does it the way they did.


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