Air Raid Wardens (1943)





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This war-themed comedy centers on the attempts of an incompetent duo, played by Laurel and Hardy, to participate in the war effort, only to find they aren't wanted. The situation worsens when they botch a job as air-raid wardens but ultimately redeem themselves by battling a spy ring.
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Rose Hobart
as Bank Secretary
Stan Laurel
as Himself
Oliver Hardy
as Himself
Henry O'Neill
as Rittenhaus
Nella Walker
as Millicent Norton
Howard Freeman
as J.P. Norton
Russell Hicks
as Maj. Scanlon
Donald Meek
as Eustace Middling
Edgar Kennedy
as Joe Bledsoe
Forrest Taylor
as Night Watchman
Robert Emmett O'Connor
as Charlie Beaugart
Paul Stanton
as Capt. Biddle
Lee Phelps
as Moving Man
Jacqueline White
as Peggy Parker
Betty Jaynes
as Waitress
Edward Hearn
as Night Watchman
Jack Gardner
as Johnson
Don Costello
as Heydrich
Nolan Leary
as Gas Station Attendant
Howard Mitchell
as Huxton Officer
Robert E. O'Connor
as Charlie Beaugart
Martin Cichy
as Moving Man
Horace McNally
as Dan Madison
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Critic Reviews for Air Raid Wardens

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Subpar Laurel and Hardy comedy, as it lacks freshness and the material is too thin for a feature.

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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!

Darrin Craig
Darrin Craig

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.

John Tandlich
John Tandlich

Sometimes funny, sometimes not. Overall, it's okay.

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