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Sons of the Desert (1933)

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Starring (View all)
Stan Laurel Stan Laurel
Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy Oliver Hardy
Oliver Hardy
Charley Chase Charley Chase
Charley - Son of the Desert from Texas
Mae Busch Mae Busch
Mrs. Lottie Hardy
Dorothy Christy Dorothy Christy
Mrs. Betty Laurel
Lucien Littlefield Lucien Littlefield
Dr. Horace Meddick
Jimmy Aubrey Jimmy Aubrey
Son of the Desert


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Frank Craven Frank Craven
(story)
Jack Barty Jack Barty
uncredited


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A classic

2 years, 1 month ago at Jan 29 7:47
Since this movie was included in the ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’ list, I was quite eager to check it out. On top of that, even though I was rather oblivious about Buster Keaton’s work for a very long time, like with Charles Chaplin, I saw many shorts starring Laurel and Hardy when I was a kid and, back then, I thought these guys were just hilarious. However, I think it was at l... read more

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1 year, 7 months ago at Jul 9 1:46
(OK) Laurel & Hardy in domestic abstraction (a bit 'WC Fieldiesque') and a funny, intense escape to a convention....
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So that he and Stan can sneak away to Chicago and attend the annual "Sons of the Desert" lodge convention, Ollie pretends to be sick, and gets a doctor (who turns out to be a veterinarian) to prescribe a long ocean voyage to Hawaii. Decked out in leis and strumming ukuleles, they return home only to learn that the ship supposedly carrying them has sunk. Their hastily- contrived tale of "ship-hiking" their way back cuts no ice with their wives, who've been at the movies watching a newsreel of the lodge's convention parade, starring... guess who?
Release date: 29 December 1933
UPC: 707729143345
Tags: Comedy (7), 1930s (4), Remake (2), Laurel And Hardy (2), 1933 (2), Chicago (2), Bw (2), Night Club (2), Boots (1), Practical Joker (1), Vet (1), Sinking Ship (1), MGM Studios (1), Bon Voyage (1), 300 Greatest Films (1), Comedies (1), Oath (1), Hula Dancer (1), Next Door Neighbor (1), Black Eye (1)
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“Since this movie was included in the ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’ list, I was quite eager to check it out. On top of that, even though I was rather oblivious about Buster Keaton’s work for a very long time, like with Charles Chaplin, I saw many shorts starring Laurel and Hardy when I was a kid and, back then, I thought these guys were just hilarious. However, I think it was at least 25 years ago the last time I saw one of their movies so I was wondering what I would think of them after all these years. Well, first of all, with this title, you might expect the comedic duo to go to some exotic location but you would be disappointed, as they eventually ended up at some convention in Chicago. At the end of the day, it was just about two ordinary guys who had nothing else mor” read more

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