Dick und Doof in der Fremdenlegion (1939)

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Dick und Doof in der Fremdenlegion: Directed by A. Edward Sutherland. With Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker, Reginald Gardiner. Ollie has fallen in love with the innkeeper’s daughter in Paris. The only problem – she’s very much in love with her husband. To forget her he joins the Foreign Legion with Stan. Bad idea.

“Itu0026#39;s pretty hard to sustain the Laurel and Hardy brand of humor for a full-length picture, but u0026quot;Flying Deucesu0026quot; does so pretty well. Not all of it maintains the pace or the level of their best short features, but there some good scenes and some fine moments that reflect the comic duo near the peak of their form.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe story tries to squeeze as much as possible from Stan and Ollie joining the Foreign Legion in order to help Ollie forget his troubles. Though there is plenty of action and a variety of settings, the best scenes are still the ones with the two of them by themselves, when their timing and teamwork can take over. The rest of the cast, and some of the settings, are mostly there only to nudge the plot along from time to time.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAside from a handful of slow stretches, most of it is good entertainment. Thereu0026#39;s more than enough to make it worth seeing for fans of Laurel and Hardy.”


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