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Way Out West

G Released Apr 16, 1937 1h 5m Comedy Western List
100% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 91% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings A prospector enlists Stan (Stan Laurel) and Ollie (Oliver Hardy) to deliver the deed to a goldmine to his daughter Mary (Rosina Lawrence) in Brushwood Gulch. When they arrive in the small village and enter the local saloon, Mary's sinister guardian (Sharon Lynne) pretends to be Mary, thus fooling the hapless duo into handing over the deed. Upon meeting the real Mary, the pair realizes their mistake and sets about getting the deed into the rightful owner's hands. Read More Read Less

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Wendy Ide Guardian There's a glorious streak of surreal mischief displayed here. Rated: 4/5 Oct 22, 2015 Full Review Martin Chilton Daily Telegraph (UK) Contains one of the most charming dance sequences in cinema history. May 28, 2015 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia I can't stop laughing while watching 'Way Out West', the James W. Horne comedy starring Laurel and Hardy. I find it amazing that his slapstick humor feels fresh. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 7/10 Aug 6, 2020 Full Review Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine People who laugh at Laurel and Hardy will have lots of fun at Way Out West. Oct 9, 2019 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Common Sense Media Some iffy behavior in classic Laurel & Hardy comedy. Rated: 4/5 Mar 6, 2019 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion An ideal comedy Oct 21, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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Stevie D Absolute comic geniuses, this film is such fun, laughs all the way through but the dance and the song steal the show. A joy to watch. Perfect. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/15/23 Full Review StephenPaul C LOL, the funniest 01 hour: and 05 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/12/23 Full Review Audience Member LOL, the funniest 01 hour: and 05 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Laurel and Hardy shine in a delightfully comic take on the Western genre that will surely stand as a favorite among L&H aficionados for generations to come. The film is a wonderfully lighthearted panorama of boisterous thrills and sidesplitting gags, featuring the duo's most timeless and memorable dance routine in the bargain. Returning to this film again and again, I never ceased to be impressed with the wonderful attraction of its Western milieu, the flawless pacing, and the resilience of the duo in their earnest commitment to follow through with their arduous task. In short, the film permits L&H's greatest qualities to remain ever at the surface, evoking big laughs while simultaneously inspiring our utmost love and respect. God bless you, Laurel and Hardy. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member This one very way out. These old guys have big genius. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Liam D It features one of the most iconic moments in cinema and it's Laurel and Hardy at they best Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A prospector enlists Stan (Stan Laurel) and Ollie (Oliver Hardy) to deliver the deed to a goldmine to his daughter Mary (Rosina Lawrence) in Brushwood Gulch. When they arrive in the small village and enter the local saloon, Mary's sinister guardian (Sharon Lynne) pretends to be Mary, thus fooling the hapless duo into handing over the deed. Upon meeting the real Mary, the pair realizes their mistake and sets about getting the deed into the rightful owner's hands.
Director
James W. Horne
Producer
Stan Laurel, Hal Roach
Screenwriter
Jack Jevne, Charley Rogers, Felix Adler, James Parrott, James W. Horne, Arthur V. Jones
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp., Film Classics Inc.
Production Co
Hal Roach Studios Inc., Stan Laurel Productions
Rating
G
Genre
Comedy, Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 16, 1937, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Feb 9, 2017
Runtime
1h 5m
Sound Mix
Mono
Aspect Ratio
35mm
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