Stanley and Ollie are enlisted to deliver the deed to a goldmine in a small village, only for it to be stolen.


James W. Horne


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





Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy ... Oliver Hardy
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


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 <>

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HEAR 'EM SING! SEE 'EM DANCE! The boys are hoofing and crooning their ga-ga saga of Brushwood Gulch! Sixty-five riotous they hunt for gold-and find nothing but trouble! (Print Ad- Granby Leader-Mail, ((Granby, PQ)) 26 August 1937) See more »


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Did You Know?


The scene where Lola (Sharon Lynn) uses a small mirror to reflect a spotlight onto the audience had previously been done in the film The Show (1922), a Larry Semon short in which Ollie appeared. See more »


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 »


[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 »


Referenced in 3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick Jokes (1996) See more »


Dance of the Cuckoos
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Marvin Hatley
Played over the opening credits and during Stan and Ollie's first scene
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Way Out West With Stan & Ollie
18 January 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

Would you send Mister Laurel & Mister Hardy off to the wilds of the Old West to deliver an important inheritance document to a young lady they've never seen? Probably not. But that is the hinge upon which this whole wonderfully goofy movie swings.

As always, the Boys are a pure joy to watch, whether they are trying to bust into a saloon in the dead of night, scuffling with the bad guys for a valuable scrap of paper or breaking into a delightful soft-shoe dance.

James Finlayson is very funny once again as the Boys' nemesis. Sharon Lynn, in a hilarious scene, gets to tickle Stan silly.

At one point Ollie begins to sing 'On The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine' in his clear high tenor. He had a beautiful voice, warm & nostalgic. Just like the rest of this film, one of Laurel & Hardy's best.

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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