Sons Of The Desert

  • 1933
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

One of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's best feature-length films, SONS OF THE DESERT is a comedic send-up of masonic lodge conventions. Based on the team's silent two-reeler WE FAW DOWN, the story involves Laurel and Hardy's trip to a convention of the Sons of the Desert. Because their wives don't want them to attend the convention, the pair pretend to take...read more

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One of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's best feature-length films, SONS OF THE DESERT is a comedic send-up of masonic lodge conventions. Based on the team's silent two-reeler WE FAW DOWN, the story involves Laurel and Hardy's trip to a convention of the Sons of the Desert. Because their

wives don't want them to attend the convention, the pair pretend to take an ocean cruise to Honolulu for the sake of Hardy's health. Instead, they attend their convention in grand style and are even filmed by a newsreel crew covering the festivities. Upon their return home they discover that, not

only did the ship that they supposedly sailed on sink, but their wives saw the newsreel they were featured in. Thus, their ruse is exposed. Songs include "Honolulu Baby" and "Sons of the Desert." SONS is faster by far than most L&H vehicles, though their childish innocence is left mercifully

intact. Chase is a riot as an irritatingly madcap conventioneer. And as Johnny Carson's Matinee Host used to say, "featuring the ever popular Mae Busch" (as Mrs. Hardy; that's Dorothy Christy as Mrs. Laurel.)

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