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Sons of the Desert (Fraternally Yours) (1933)


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Release Date: Sep 29, 1933 Limited



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Lodge members Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy take a solemn oath to attend the 80th-annual Sons of the Desert Convention (read: annual binge) in Chicago. That is, Ollie takes the oath, but Stanley balks. When asked why, Stanley answers that he's afraid his wife won't let him go. Ollie is appalled: "Every man must be king in his own castle." But when Ollie meekly brings up the subject of the convention with his wife Lollie (Mae Busch), she soon dethrones the "king." Lollie wants to take a vacation


Classics, Comedy


Frank Craven, Byron Morgan

MGM Home Entertainment



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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (0) | DVD (2)

It's my favorite Laurel and Hardy feature film.

March 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Probably Stan and Ollie's best feature.

June 15, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Stan and Ollie at the pinnacle of their comedic talents. A must-see for L&H and all comedy fans.

October 4, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Sons of the Desert (1933) is a classic Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy comedy - the fourth of their full-length feature films, and possibly their funniest

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

Audience Reviews for Sons of the Desert (Fraternally Yours)

It's a classic, but very dated. Some hilarious moments and some profoundly irritating ones as well. Stan Laurel is at his best when he's losing his shit.
August 25, 2008

Super Reviewer

watched the Scooby-Doo episode where they meet Laurel and Hardy (in some sort of rift in the space-time continuum). So it put me in the mood to watch some of the real thing.
September 27, 2008

Super Reviewer

    1. Oliver: Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!
    – Submitted by Dutch E (13 months ago)
    1. Oliver: Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!
    – Submitted by Tyler C (3 years ago)
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