The Flying Deuces (1939)

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“The Flying Deuces” is a 1939 American comedy film directed by A. Edward Sutherland and starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. The film follows the misadventures of the duo, who join the French Foreign Legion in order to help Hardy forget about a woman he’s fallen in love with.

The film begins with Laurel and Hardy in Paris, where they meet a woman named Georgette (Jean Parker) who Hardy falls in love with. When Georgette tells Hardy that she is already married, he becomes distraught and decides to end his life. Laurel tries to stop him, and the two accidentally join the French Foreign Legion instead.

The rest of the film follows the duo’s escapades in the Legion, including Laurel’s attempts to help his friend forget about Georgette and Hardy’s various attempts to escape. The film features many of Laurel and Hardy’s trademark physical comedy and slapstick humor, as well as several musical interludes.

Overall, “The Flying Deuces” is a classic Laurel and Hardy film that showcases the duo’s comedic talents and enduring appeal. The film is noted for its memorable scenes and hilarious one-liners, and remains a fan favorite to this day.

A. Edward Sutherland

Ralph Spence, Charley Rogers, Fred Schiller

Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker

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