The Flying Deuces (1939) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Flying Deuces (1939)

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Stan and Ollie join the Foreign Legion so that Ollie can forget an unhappy romance. As luck would have it, they become involved in attempting to smooth out the messy love affair between an officer and his fiancee. After being in the Legion for as long as they can take it, they want their normal lives back. Ollie insists on their release just as they realize they're going to be shot at sunrise for their rebelliousness. The pair attempt an escape via airplane. Lots of laughs, nostalgia, and action-packed stunts take place including a dance routine to "Shine on Harvest Moon."

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Cast

Jean Parker
as Georgette
Jean Del Val
as Sergeant
Crane Whitley
as Corporal
Dick Cramer
as Truck Driver
Monica Bannister
as Georgette's Girl Friend
Bonnie Bannon
as Georgette's Girl Friend
Mary Jane Carey
as Georgette's Girl Friend
Christine Cabanne
as Georgette's Girl Friend
Eddie Borden
as Legionnaires Knocked Out by Cork
Sam Lufkin
as Legionnaires Knocked Out by Cork
Kit Guard
as Other Legionnaire
Billy Engle
as Other Legionnaire
Jack Chefe
as Other Legionnaire
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Critic Reviews for The Flying Deuces

All Critics (6)

A comeback film for the lauded Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy comedy team.

August 24, 2008 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Minor Laurel & Hardy knockabout, albeit with some pearly moments.

November 16, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

It's not bad, but it ought to be better with those stars and that director.

July 19, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for The Flying Deuces

½

Failed romance sends the boys to the African Desert and the French Foreign Legion where their usual antics fail to make them many friends. The comedy is old hat mostly, even for them, and never rises above the dollar grab that this seems to be. Their charm gets us through, but only just barely. A song and dance bit in the middle showcases what the boys could do when they gave a damn.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

Its Oliver and Stan in the French Foreign Legion. Good clean fun.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

Ehhhh....

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

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