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Swiss Miss (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 20 May 1938 (USA)
Stanley and Oliver are mousetrap salesmen hoping to strike it rich in Switzerland, but get swindled out of all their money by a cheesemaker. While working off their hotel debt, Oliver falls... See full summary »

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(original story), (original story) (as Charles Rogers) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Stan Laurel
... Oliver Hardy
... Anna Albert (as Della Lind)
... Victor Albert
... Edward
Adia Kuznetzoff ... Chef
... Cheese Factory Proprietor
Ludovico Tomarchio ... Luigi
Franz Hug ... Flag Thrower
... Enrico
George Sorel ... Joseph
Charles Gemora ... Gorilla (as Charles Gamore)
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Stanley and Oliver are mousetrap salesmen hoping to strike it rich in Switzerland, but get swindled out of all their money by a cheesemaker. While working off their hotel debt, Oliver falls in love with a chambermaid, Anna, who in reality is a famous opera singer spying on her composer husband, Victor, while he works on his new opera. The boys are assigned to move Victor's piano to a secluded tree house, but become trapped on a rickety rope bridge high above an Alpine gorge when they're met halfway across by a gorilla. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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LAUREL AND HARDY GO UP THE ALPS TO FETCH A JUG OF LAUGHTER; LAUREL FALLS DOWN ON HARDY'S CROWN AND THE HOWLS COME TUMBLING AFTER. (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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20 May 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les montagnards sont là  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The gorilla is played by actor Charles Gemora, who also played Ethel the Chimp in the earlier L&H short The Chimp (1932). See more »

Goofs

The Boys knock on Victor's door, he opens it and hangs up a 'Do Not Disturb' sign and closes the door. When the Boys return a little later the sign has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Stan: I see a monkey.
Oliver: That doesn't surprise me a bit
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Referenced in Phantom Lady (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

The Cricket Song
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Phil Charig
Lyrics by Arthur Quenzer
Performed by Walter Woolf King, Eric Blore, Grete Natzler and the hotel staff
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Gorillas in Switzerland, who cares?
21 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film is poorly regarded in the L & H canon because it has an execrable plot and a dire musical score. The most mind-numbing number is a song in praise of Switzerland called 'I can't get over the Alps'. Fans of the dystopian duo will forgive all this, however, because it contains two of their most inspired scenes. In the first, Stan tricks a St Bernard dog into dispensing its keg of brandy by lying on the ground and covering himself with a snowstorm of feathers. In the second, Stan and Ollie attempt to push a piano across a rope bridge and are met by a gorilla going in the opposite direction. Gorilla's in Switzerland, who cares?


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