Approved | | Comedy, Family, Western
Stanley and Ollie are enlisted to deliver the deed to a goldmine in a small village, only for it to be stolen.
Composer Marvin Hatley recalled that at a studio preview of "Way Out West", producer Hal Roach seemed unusually pleased with the score for the scene in which Stan, Ollie and their mule cross a creek. "I had some 6/8 music in there, keeping in step with them, and it had a lot of eccentric orchestration in it", Hatley said. "And Mr. Roach turned to me and said, 'Cute Music! Cute Music!'" According to Hatley, those were the only words Roach ever spoke to him during the 10 years he worked at that studio. He received the first of his three Oscar nominations for the score of "Way Out West".
Hey, this thing ain't workin' right.
Bartender: It's working all right for me.
When Stan eats Ollie's hat, he takes three bites out of it and Ollie takes it away from him, but then there are three bites and another huge chunk out of the brim.
In the original UK video release from 1986 on Virgin Video, the entire opening sequence in the saloon was cut: the film opened with Laurel and Hardy on the road. This was apparently done so that the film would fit on a one-hour cassette. All later releases from 1991 have the scene restored.
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