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Sons Of The Desert plus Mighty Like a Moose

In his book “The Films Of Laurel And Hardy,” William K. Everson notes: “Although a reworking of a theme that the comedians used quite frequently, Sons Of The Desert is a thoroughly fresh and delightful comedy, quite certainly the best and subtlest of all their features. Straightforward slapstick is limited to a relatively few gags, and the humour derives principally from situations and characterizations... I suspect in years to come Sons Of The Desert will be regarded as one of the most accomplished comedies of the early '30s.” In order to attend the lodge's annual convention in Chicago, Hardy tells his wife that he must sail for Hawaii for health reasons (knowing that she fears sea travel). Laurel agrees to accompany him. Unbeknownst to them, the ship they were supposed to be on sinks. Then the fun starts.

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