Flying Deuces 1939

director: A. Edward Sutherland  



United States

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  • Sons of the Legion



Laurel & Hardy in FLYING DEUCES. Stan and Ollie join the Foreign Legion to forget a Parisienne romance. Don't miss the scene where Ollie decides to end it all in the Seine. The chase scene, where the entire Foreign Legion is after the boys, ends with the wildest airplane ride since the Wright Brothers. "HERE'S HYSTERICAL HISTORY"

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Duration: 60m 51s
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by Lee James Turnock
Flying Deuces is the only Laurel and Hardy film to exist in the public domain, which explains the ridiculous number of releases it's had over the years - frequently using inferior prints of the film. As a die-hard Laurel and Hardy fan, of course it's always good to see Stan and Oliver in action, but this isn't the best place for newcomers to start. It's an extension-cum-remake of their half-hour feature Beau Hunks, with a heartbroken Ollie joining the Foreign Legion (with Stan in tow) in order to forget a lost love. All the expected ingredients are here, including a charming musical interlude with Ollie singing 'Shine On Harvest Moon', sterling support from hatchet-faced Charles Middleton and the ever-irascible James Finlayson, some decent enough slapstick and escalating incidents - and one of the duo's most bizarre but oddly touching finalés - but the pacing is slack and the middle section drags terribly. Still, it's better than any of the features they made for 20th Century Fox in the early forties, and since it's easy to find a copy, there's no excuse for not giving this one a whirl.