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Air Raid Wardens

Released Apr 4, 1943 1h 7m Comedy List
Reviews 39% Audience Score 50+ Ratings In a small town during World War II, the bumbling duo Stan (Stan Laurel) and Ollie (Oliver Hardy) seem to fail at everything they attempt. Rejected from enlisting in the army, the hapless Stan and Ollie volunteer as air raid wardens, all the while partaking in numerous business ventures that are doomed to fail. When they are inevitably fired as air raid wardens, the two have a shot at redemption when they discover a Nazi spy ring planning to destroy a magnesium plant. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Subpar Laurel and Hardy comedy, as it lacks freshness and the material is too thin for a feature. Rated: C+ Aug 24, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Imagine a laurel and hardy movie with no laughs , here it is. To add to that scenario , we now know the original funny script was adjusted by a military power that be, leaving us a pleasant period comedy. Positive side: an actual story , no silly involvement w a young couple and their aspirations . World War Two audience surely must have enjoyed it. Negative side : as stated above , no laughs , poor direction, and a list chance to stir it up with Edgar Kennedy . Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review darin c A forgotten film for the most part due to L&H not given liberties to their previously proven technique, but it's still Stan and Ollie! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Stan and Ollie are bankrupt businessmen who are recruited to become air raid wardens n their hometown. They experience a series of misadventures that include wrecking the town's gymnasium and sending the influential banker to the hospital during an air raid drill. When they learn their new business partner is a German spy they prevent a nest group of German spies from blowing up a defense plant during a town civil defense drill. This was toward the end of their career and was not one of Laurel and Hardy's better efforts. There was too much dead time and it would have worked better as a short film rather than a feature, but it does have its moments. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Heartbreaking speech from Stanley in the middle. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member good WWII wartime drama Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A movie starring this classic comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. This is one of the last few films this duo starred in. The story has Laurel and Hardy volunteer as air raid wardens for their town during WWII. But they soon discover a Nazi plot to blow up a munitions plant. Laurel and Hardy are very funny in this. The story is silly but fun. The gags and jokes are typical Laurel and Hardy. Most of the duos comedy shorts are much more funny than this film. But I still got some good laughs watching this film. If your looking for a good old comedy then check out this film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In a small town during World War II, the bumbling duo Stan (Stan Laurel) and Ollie (Oliver Hardy) seem to fail at everything they attempt. Rejected from enlisting in the army, the hapless Stan and Ollie volunteer as air raid wardens, all the while partaking in numerous business ventures that are doomed to fail. When they are inevitably fired as air raid wardens, the two have a shot at redemption when they discover a Nazi spy ring planning to destroy a magnesium plant.
Director
Edward Sedgwick
Producer
B. F. Zeidman
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 4, 1943, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 4, 2008
Runtime
1h 7m
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