PG | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.
The small gold badges which Stan and Ollie wear in their lapels for much of the film relate to the Grand Order of Water Rats, a British trust through which members of the entertainment industry make donations to deserving people and charities. Stan and Ollie were Water Rats 465 and 466 respectively.
Two double acts for the price of one.
In the opening scene, set in 1936, where Laurel & Hardy are walking through the studio on their way to the soundstage, there are movie posters on the walls of the buildings. One of them is a poster for an "Our Gang" short, except that the poster actually says "Little Rascals," a title that was not used until the shorts were syndicated for television some 20 years later.
The end credits include a montage of photographs of the real Laurel and Hardy at events depicted in the movie.
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