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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

Certificate:

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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

When Ollie tells Stanley that he plans to commit suicide by drowning, he says "It's a far, far better thing than I have ever done before." He is quoting from the classic novel "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. See more »

Goofs

After Stanley helps Ollie out of the river, a shark swims by and rips Ollie's pants with its dorsal fin. After Ollie's pants are ripped, his bare buttocks can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Stanley, a miracle has happened. I've completely forgotten.
Stanley: You mean you've forgotten Georgette?
Oliver: Who's Georgette?
Stanley: That's swell, now we can go home.
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Ku-Ku
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Marvin Hatley
Played throughout as part of the score
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Ollie with a broken heart
9 May 2000 | by Petri PelkonenSee all my reviews

Oliver is in love with Georgette (Jean Parker), but his heart breaks when he finds out that Georgette has someone other.That other is Francois (Reginald Gardiner), who is Georgette's husband.So Stanley and Oliver join the Foreign Legion to forget Georgette.There is also Francois at the Foreign Legion.The boys have many adventures there, like going to jail and escaping from there.And it is hilarious to watch the boys flying an airplane at the end.The Flying Deuces from 1939 is a very funny Laurel and Hardy comedy and I'm sure it's not a disappointment for any Laurel and Hardy fans.


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