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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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(original story), (original story) (as Charles Rogers) | 6 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
... Stan
... Ollie
... Georgette
... Francois
... Commandant
... Sergeant
Crane Whitley ... Corporal (as Clem Wilenchick)
... 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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3 November 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flying Aces  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The facade of the arched hangar featured in the film was later seen in Casablanca (1942) (1942). It had been built 2 months before the original Metropolitan Airport opened in 1928. In 2007 it was bought by Jim Dunn who had it moved and re-erected at his Airtel Plaza Hotel. See more »

Goofs

As Ollie is untying the rope attached to the heavy rock from his waist, he has his back turned to Stanley. When Ollie is pulled into the river when Stanley throws the rock in, he is now facing Stanley. See more »

Quotes

[Stan and Ollie have just heard that they will be executed the next day]
Oliver: Shot at sunrise!
Stanley: I hope it's cloudy tomorrow!
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Featured in Laurel & Hardy: Hat's Off (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise
(1919) (uncredited)
Music by Ernest Seitz
Played by Stan Laurel on a bedspring
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Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy Invite You To Join Them On A Little Adventure
18 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Hoping to forget Ollie's blighted love life, the Boys join the French Foreign Legion. Quickly spreading chaos, they soon find themselves sentenced to be shot. Making their escape, they unwittingly become THE FLYING DEUCES when they find themselves in a runaway airplane...

While not one of their classics, in their typical slapstick fashion Stan & Ollie make this a very enjoyable film to watch. By this point in their partnership, the Boys worked so well together that it was almost impossible to imagine one without the other. Highlights: Stan's Bedsprings Serenade, and a delightful little soft-shoe to `Shine On, Harvest Moon' (Ollie does the vocalizing).

Jean Parker & Reginald Gardiner supply the romantics, although they're given little to do. Old pros Charles Middleton as the Commandant, and James Finlayson as the Jailor are given a few moments to shine.


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