After the events in Them Thar Hills (1934), Stan and Ollie encounter their old nemesis whose grocery shop is next to their home appliances store. Unable to let bygones be bygones, a war breaks out. Will those tit-for-tat battles ever end?
Two sailors on leave, Stanley and Oliver meet two girls at a park and invite them to have a soda. Unfortunately, the boys have only enough money to split theirs, a point which Oliver can't ... See full summary »
With the police hot on their trail, Stan and Ollie attempt to change clothes in their getaway car, only to find themselves struggling to balance atop the girders of an unfinished skyscraper. Will they return to ground level in one piece?
Stan and Ollie are charged with delivering the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. However they reckon without the machinations of her evil guardian Mickey Finn who is determined to have the gold mine for himself and his saloon singer wife Lola.Written by
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Composer Marvin Hatley recalled that at a studio preview of "Way Out West", producer Hal Roach seemed unusually pleased with the score for the scene in which Stan, Ollie and their mule cross a creek. "I had some 6/8 music in there, keeping in step with them, and it had a lot of eccentric orchestration in it", Hatley said. "And Mr. Roach turned to me and said, 'Cute Music! Cute Music!'" According to Hatley, those were the only words Roach ever spoke to him during the 10 years he worked at that studio. He received the first of his three Oscar nominations for the score of "Way Out West". See more »
The slot machines at the bottom of the stairs change position before the scene in which Stan inserts a coin. See more »
[Finn pushes the $1 key on the cash register and .10 shows up, he opens the cash register case to examine it, and .10 appears when he presses the $1 key again]
Hey, this thing ain't workin' right.
It's working all right for me.
[Finn does a double take]
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There is a persistent rumour that when the film was first released it included a scene (now lost) with Laurel and Hardy at a crossroads trying to read a direction sign which the wind keeps blowing into different positions. See more »
Laurel and Hardy really don't have to DO anything to make me laugh. When they are on my screen, I howl. "West" is, in my opinion, their best film. Laurel did the cutting and he put in some sound effects that punch up the action. The spoken lines are hilarious: Stan, speaking to an imposter: "We want to know why you are not Mary Roberts!" The ridiculous dance in front of a blatantly obvious rear-projection screen is a gem. I have this movie on VHS and have run it many times. It does not get old.
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