The Flying Deuces

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"They dish out the dizziest rib-ride of the year!"
  • Approved
  • 1939
  • 1 hr 9 min
  • 6.7  (5,691)

The Flying Deuces is a 1939 comedy film starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. In this film, Laurel and Hardy are a pair of bumbling guys who join the French Foreign Legion after Hardy's heart is broken by a French girl whom he falls in love with while they are performing in Paris. The film was directed by A. Edward Sutherland and produced by Boris Morros.

The movie opens with Laurel and Hardy dressed up in military uniforms, performing a musical number on stage in Paris. After the show, Hardy falls in love with a French girl named Georgette, played by Jean Parker, and he decides to propose to her. However, Georgette is already engaged to someone else, and she turns down Hardy's proposal, which leaves him heartbroken.

In an effort to forget his heartache, Hardy decides to join the French Foreign Legion and convinces Laurel to join him. The scene then shifts to the desert, where the two comedians arrive at the Legion's base camp, and their misadventures soon begin.

Once they reach the base camp, they meet the Legion's commander and his men, who are less than impressed by the duo's incompetence. Laurel and Hardy are then sent to guard duty in the middle of the desert, where they are ordered to stay awake at all times and keep watch for enemy attacks. However, Laurel falls asleep and is woken up by Hardy's snoring, which hilariously leads to a series of mishaps and accidents.

As the story progresses, Laurel and Hardy's presence creates chaos for the French Foreign Legion. They make various foolish attempts to desert the Legion, but they are always thwarted by the Commander and his men. Matters go from bad to worse when they mistakenly steal a plane that belongs to the Commander, and accidentally fly it to Africa. They end up getting embroiled in a dangerous adventure that leads to a thrilling climax.

The Flying Deuces is an entertaining and enjoyable film that showcases the great comic timing and chemistry between Laurel and Hardy. The film is full of hilarious moments, slapstick comedy, witty one-liners, and memorable gags. The movie is also notable for its impressive airplane stunts and stunning aerial footage, which were groundbreaking for their time.

The performances by the lead actors are excellent, with Laurel and Hardy delivering some of their best comedic moments on screen. Jean Parker also shines as the beautiful love interest, Georgette, who creates havoc in the lives of our two heroes. The supporting cast is also noteworthy, particularly Reginald Gardiner, who plays a French officer with a handlebar mustache and provides some comic relief.

Overall, The Flying Deuces is a classic comedy film that has stood the test of time. It's a perfect film for anyone who loves slapstick humor, fast-paced action, and the brilliant comic genius of Laurel and Hardy.

The Flying Deuces is a 1939 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 9 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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    1 hr 9 min
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    6.7  (5,691)