Way Out West (1937)




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One of the team's feature-length gems, "Way out West" is a dead-on Western spoof with Laurel and Hardy traveling West to Brushwood Gulch to deliver the deed to a gold mine. A soft-shoe routine in front of a saloon is one of the team's most charming moments.
Classics , Comedy , Special Interest , Western
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Stan Laurel
as Stanley
Sharon Lynne
as Lola Marcel
James Finlayson
as Mickey Finn
Rosina Lawrence
as Mary Roberts
Stanley Fields
as Sheriff
James C. Morton
as Bartender
Frank Mills
as Bartender
David Pepper
as Bartender
Vivian Oakland
as Stagecoach Passenger/Molly
Harry Bernard
as Man Eating at Bar
Cornelius Keefe
as Worker at Mickey Finn's
Sam Lufkin
as Stagecoach Baggage Man
Tex Driscoll
as Bearded Miner
Lester Dorr
as Cowboy
Chill Wills
as Lead Singer of the Avalon Boys
Sharon Lynn
as Lola Marcel
Vivien Oakland
as Sheriff's
Jim Mason
as Patron
Cy Slocum
as Audience at Saloon
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Critic Reviews for Way Out West

All Critics (10)

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Full Review… | September 23, 2008
Top Critic

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Full Review… | March 24, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

There's a glorious streak of surreal mischief displayed here.

Full Review… | October 22, 2015

Contains one of the most charming dance sequences in cinema history.

Full Review… | May 28, 2015
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Audience Reviews for Way Out West


Takes Stan and Ollie out to the Old West which is a sharply new turn from their usual city antics. Great story with Laurel and Hardy as fresh as they were in the early 1930s. I laugh at this movie and get hoarse!

Darrin Craig
Darrin Craig

References Chaplin's The Gold Rush and It Happened One Night. Also contains a band of cowboys singing a song, which is musically quoted in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?. Plenty of manic slapstick. How many obstacles will the boys encounter in delivering the deed to a gold mine to its proper owner, the young and innocent Mary Roberts? Can the extremely ticklish Stanley and put-upon Ollie see past the rotten scheme of the saloon owner and his chanteuse wife to steal the gold for themselves?

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

Super Reviewer

I own the tape to this and it's in color, not complaining but maybe I'm bragging just a little bit. Awesome.

rocko perkovich
rocko perkovich

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