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Our Relations (1936)

Approved | | Comedy | 30 October 1936 (USA)
Two pairs of long-lost twin brothers experience high jinks involving a valuable ring, cases of mistaken identity, and gangsters.

Director:

Harry Lachman

Writers:

W.W. Jacobs (suggested by story "The Money Box" by), Richard Connell (screen story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan Laurel / Alf Laurel
Oliver Hardy ... Oliver 'Ollie' Hardy / Bert Hardy
Alan Hale ... Joe Grogan -Denker's waiter
Sidney Toler ... Captain of SS Periwinkle
Daphne Pollard ... Mrs. Daphne Hardy
Betty Brown Betty Brown ... Mrs. Betty 'Bubbles' Laurel (as Betty Healy)
James Finlayson ... Finn - The Chief Engineer
Iris Adrian ... Alice
Lona Andre ... Lily
Ralf Harolde ... Gangster Boss
Noel Madison ... Second Gangster at Pirate's Club
Arthur Housman ... Drunk
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Storyline

Unbeknownst to Stanley and Oliver, their long-lost twin brothers, sailors Alfie and Bert are in town on shore leave carrying a valuable pearl ring entrusted to them by their ship's captain. All four get involved in multiple cases of mistaken identity as a gang of hoodlums try to steal the ring Stanley and Oliver wind up with their feet in cement, about to be dumped into the harbor. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

30 October 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sailors' Downfall See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (colorized)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of two Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy features to be credited as "A Stan Laurel Production" (the other was Way Out West (1937)), even though they were, in fact, Hal Roach Productions and MGM, not Stan Laurel Productions had the only copyright claim on both films. See more »

Goofs

Stan throws a stone which hits Fin on the head, but Fin is then seen holding his nose. See more »

Quotes

Finn: And No Monkey Tricks!
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Alternate Versions

All available prints removed the opening MGM lion. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in De Buik Vol (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Face It
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shields
[Barely audible under beer garden scene when the women walk out on L&H.]
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Shakespeare, Longfellow
28 April 2005 | by tedgSee all my reviews

This and its companion were the only projects the boys ever said they didn't like. And it has fallen to the bottom of the listings, in part because of limited availability.

But I like it because I am particularly attuned to self-referential films. Explicit self reference (outside of shows about shows) was already becoming a fashionable idea in Hollywood. In this case, we have a plot taken from Shakespeare and characters (as always) inspired by Longfellow.

So a running joke, repeated 6 or seven times, has (at key points) one of them saying "Shakespeare" and the other responding "Longfellow." Also, there's a developing joke from Lewis Carroll about what goes up a chimney? Developing jokes depend on the thing being said differently each time. (The play is on flew/flue.)

I consider this their second best because there's more effort than just the stock physical comedy.

Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.


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