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The Flying Deuces

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1939
  • A Edward Sutherland
  • 64 mins
  • PG

Summary

Comedy starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Ollie, with Stan in tow, joins the French Foreign Legion to try to forget about a failed romance in Paris.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Notwithstanding a script co-written by silent star Harry Langdon and direction by comedy specialist A Edward Sutherland, this is one of the weaker Laurel and Hardy pictures. Mostly pilfered from the four-reeler Beau Hunks and the feature Bonnie Scotland, the comic material is simply spread too thinly for the film's length and time hangs heavily between the Paris opening, the pair's jaunty dance on arrival at the Foreign Legion fort and the careering plane finale. The boys make the best of what is available and there is always James Finlayson squinting and double-taking for all he's worth, but the disappointment for fans is painful.

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Credits

Cast

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StanStan Laurel
OllieOliver Hardy
GeorgetteJean Parker
FrançoisReginald Gardiner
CommandantCharles Middleton
SergeantJean Del Val
CorporalCrane Whitley
CorporalClem Wilenchick
JailerJames Finlayson

Crew

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DirectorA Edward Sutherland

Details

Theatrical distributor
R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd
Released on
1939-11-10
Languages
English
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Black and white
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