Sons of the Desert Reviews

  • May 13, 2019

    A classic that continues to deliver laughs!

    A classic that continues to deliver laughs!

  • Jan 26, 2019

    The best, GREATEST comedy movie ever made! With the best movie quote ever spoken: "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!"

    The best, GREATEST comedy movie ever made! With the best movie quote ever spoken: "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!"

  • Carlos M Super Reviewer
    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.

    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.

  • Jul 02, 2017

    It's Laurel and Hardy in action.

    It's Laurel and Hardy in action.

  • Apr 28, 2017

    Laurel and Hardy are ridiculous idiots - and, as usual, they are the butt of every joke. Ollie is the "mastermind" of their plan to dupe their wives to travel to Chicago for a convention of their titular fraternal order. Stan goes along for the ride but can't quite grasp the cover story. He also eats some wax fruit. One thing inevitably leads to another and their wives find out. But the fun is all in getting to that point (the Chicago scenes, featuring Charley Chase and some pre-code dancers are surprisingly brief). Sure, there is slapstick but the laughs derive equally from Laurel's malapropisms and Hardy's slow burn. The wives (Mae Busch & Dorothy Christy) hold their own without becoming caricatures. What little plot there is allows the gags to be strung together fairly well. Good for a few chortles.

    Laurel and Hardy are ridiculous idiots - and, as usual, they are the butt of every joke. Ollie is the "mastermind" of their plan to dupe their wives to travel to Chicago for a convention of their titular fraternal order. Stan goes along for the ride but can't quite grasp the cover story. He also eats some wax fruit. One thing inevitably leads to another and their wives find out. But the fun is all in getting to that point (the Chicago scenes, featuring Charley Chase and some pre-code dancers are surprisingly brief). Sure, there is slapstick but the laughs derive equally from Laurel's malapropisms and Hardy's slow burn. The wives (Mae Busch & Dorothy Christy) hold their own without becoming caricatures. What little plot there is allows the gags to be strung together fairly well. Good for a few chortles.

  • Jun 29, 2016

    One of Laurel and Hardy's finest hours, as they think they've given their wives the slip (they think they've gone on a cruise to Hawaii for Ollie's health), so they can attend a much-anticipated convention in Chicago. As always, nothing goes according to plan. This is essential evidence of their esteemed positions as the finest comedic duo in cinematic history--Everyone else is simply running for second place.

    One of Laurel and Hardy's finest hours, as they think they've given their wives the slip (they think they've gone on a cruise to Hawaii for Ollie's health), so they can attend a much-anticipated convention in Chicago. As always, nothing goes according to plan. This is essential evidence of their esteemed positions as the finest comedic duo in cinematic history--Everyone else is simply running for second place.

  • Apr 21, 2016

    A real dob. Done to perfection.

    A real dob. Done to perfection.

  • Sep 24, 2015

    One of Laurel and Hardy's finest hours, as they think they've given their wives the slip (they think they've gone on a cruise to Hawaii for Ollie's health), so they can attend a much-anticipated convention in Chicago. As always, nothing goes according to plan. This is essential evidence of their esteemed positions as the finest comedic duo in cinematic history--Everyone else is simply running for second place.

    One of Laurel and Hardy's finest hours, as they think they've given their wives the slip (they think they've gone on a cruise to Hawaii for Ollie's health), so they can attend a much-anticipated convention in Chicago. As always, nothing goes according to plan. This is essential evidence of their esteemed positions as the finest comedic duo in cinematic history--Everyone else is simply running for second place.

  • Feb 26, 2015

    I actually agree with the critics this time. This is one of L & H's best. They are upbeat and ready to make us laugh hard with quite a bit of action thrown in this one.

    I actually agree with the critics this time. This is one of L & H's best. They are upbeat and ready to make us laugh hard with quite a bit of action thrown in this one.

  • Nov 13, 2014

    a true classic, with love and heart

    a true classic, with love and heart