Sons of the Desert

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Stanley (Stan Laurel) and Ollie (Oliver Hardy) want to attend the yearly convention of the Sons of the Desert, a fraternal group to which they belong. When Ollie's wife, Lollie (Mae Busch), objects, he feigns sickness, and Stanley gets a doctor to prescribe a fake trip to Hawaii. After Stanley and Ollie revel with the Sons of the Desert, they return home to find out the ship they were supposedly on has sunk in a typhoon, and they're forced to cover their tracks.

Cast & Crew

Charley Chase
Charley Chase
Mae Busch
Mrs. Lottie Chase Hardy
Dorothy Christy
Mrs. Betty Laurel
Lucien Littlefield
Dr. Horace Meddick
John Elliott
Exalted Exhausted Ruler (uncredited)
Charley Young
A Son of the Desert (uncredited)
John Merton
A Son of the Desert (uncredited)
William Gillespie
A Son of the Desert (uncredited)
Byron Morgan
Writer (Continuity)
Hal Roach
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Frank Terry
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William Axt
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George M. Cohan
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Marvin Hatley
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Paul Marquardt
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O'Donnell-Heath
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Critic Reviews for Sons of the Desert

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  • Nov 22, 2018
    Laurel and Hardy are so addictive and compulsively watchable, and this is first-rate slapstick that offers non-stop laughs with one hilarious scene after another, making us sometimes even wish it weren't so short with its running time of only a little bit more than one hour.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 22, 2009
    Another great Laurel & Hardy flick I can probably watch again and again if I owned it. I don't know why they haven't made a Laurel & hARDY definitive collectors edition DVD. 6 discs with all their shorts and movies. You can't put a price on them though, these 2 are gems they make me so happy to be alive I can't even begin to tell you. Boy thats akward writing that...begin to tell you..or begin to tell you why...or why i like them..hmmm
    rocko p Super Reviewer
  • Sep 27, 2008
    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.
    Grifty G Super Reviewer
  • Jul 02, 2007
    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.
    Ken S Super Reviewer

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