A pretty funny movie with some decent action sequences. I love watching Stan Laurel's facial reactions and I love the way he starts crying when he gets into trouble. The movie had a very different ending that what I was expecting, which was also pretty good. I liked the ending.
Is this film high brow? No. Does it have a killer plot with a good script? No way. Yet that does not matter because you have the bumbling of the great Laurel and Hardy to keep you entertained. The story is incredibly simple. Ollie falls for a French girl who rejects him so he want to commit suicide, but instead he and Stan are advised to join the Foreign Legion. As you might have guessed that leads to some of their great comedy. I saw this film before and I was happily surprised again by the Flying Deuces.
Despite lacking the wallop to the funny bone that is expected from a Laurel and Hardy venture, "The Flying Deuces" provides a number of effective slapstick moments (poor Stan can't stop hitting his head!) and snappy dialogue to please fans.
Thoroughly entertaining Laurel and Hardy film. Normal slapstick to the fore but just fun to watch. Some comedy doesn't tire. This isn't laugh out loud hilarious but is just nice easy viewing that you can snigger along to. Rated.