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The Flying Deuces (1939)

Approved | | Comedy , War | 3 November 1939 (USA)
Oliver is heartbroken when he finds that Georgette, the inkeeper's daughter he's fallen in love with, is already married to dashing Foreign Legion officer Francois. To forget her, he joins ... See full summary »

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Ralph Spence (original story), Charley Rogers (original story) (as Charles Rogers) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Jean Parker ... Georgette
Reginald Gardiner ... Francois
Charles Middleton ... Commandant
Jean Del Val ... Sergeant
Crane Whitley Crane Whitley ... Corporal (as Clem Wilenchick)
James Finlayson ... Jailor
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Storyline

Oliver is heartbroken when he finds that Georgette, the inkeeper's daughter he's fallen in love with, is already married to dashing Foreign Legion officer Francois. To forget her, he joins the Legion, taking Stanley with him. Their bumbling eventually gets them charged with desertion and sentenced to a firing squad. They manage to escape in a stolen airplane, but crash after a wild ride. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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They dish out the dizziest rib-ride of the year! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flying Aces See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jean Parker, who played Oliver Hardy's "love interest" in this picture, played his daughter in Zenobia (1939) the same year. See more »

Goofs

Obvious double for Ollie when he is accidentally pulled into the river when Stanley throws the heavy rock into it. See more »

Quotes

Stanley: What did you say in the note, Ollie?
Oliver: I said plenty and if I could have spelled raspberry, I'd have told him a lot more!
Stanley: That'll learn him!
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Remake of Beau Hunks (1931) See more »

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The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise
(1919) (uncredited)
Music by Ernest Seitz
Played by Stan Laurel on a bedspring
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Great stuff!
20 January 2006 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This is certainly one of the better and more funnier Laurel & Hardy movies. Difference with most of the other Laurel & Hardy movies is that this movie has a solid story, even though of course the story is still filled with some delicious ridiculous moments of course.

The originality was already gone in the later Laurel & Hardy movie, like this one but still the movie succeeds in remaining consistent and does provide some hilarious sequences. Especially the ending escape sequence is absolutely priceless and memorable and truly the best part of the movie.

The backdrop for the movie is just great and works fantastic for the comical duo. They are in their element in the foreign legion and the sense of danger of the upcoming WW II is somewhat notable in the movie. Still the movie also has a pre-WW II kind of innocence over it and still features some singing and dancing sequences.

The cast is really solid. James Finlayson also shows up again, this time as the jailer. Another fine supporting role is played by Charles Middleton as the commandant.

One of the Laurel & Hardy must-see's!

8/10

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