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The Flying Deuces Movie Review Summary

Actors: Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Jean Parker, Reginald Gardiner, James Finlayson

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The boys are vacationing fish market workers from Des Moines, when Ollie (Hardy) falls head over heels in love with Georgette (Parker), the beautiful daughter of the owner of the Parisian hotel where they are staying. After his proposal is rebuffed, a despondent Ollie decides to end his life by drowning himself along with companion Stan (Laurel), in the river Seine. Ever faithful and inseparable buddies, he forces Stan be tied to the same stone and prepares to end it all for the both of them.
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An escaped shark menacing the waters is a perpetual nuisance to Ollie as he prepares for their watery grave. The suicide attempt is thwarted when a gendarme named Francois (Gardner) tells them to enlist in the French Foreign Legion to forget all about his lost love. Coincidentally, Francois is married to Georgette and is an officer in the Legion. The boys have no idea what they are in for and hilarity ensues as they bungle their way through the rigors of military service.
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Comedy or Parody about    -   physical comedy How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Desert?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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