Laurel & Hardy: Men O'War

Laurel & Hardy: Men O'War

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Sailors on holiday visit a sunny park where they pick up two cuties and treat them at a soda fountain, on 15 cents. The climax is a wild boat-rowing melee in which canoes crash and capsize. These drenchings had to be shot three times, after enthusiastic fans gathered and kept ruining the footage. The short contains some pre- Code double entendre that might not have passed the censors later. It was shot on location in Hollenbeck Park, a magnet for fans visiting Los Angeles today. The original titles and soundtrack have now been restored. Directed by Lewis R. Foster. With that master of the double-take, James Finlayson.
Starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard
Director Lewis R. Foster