1940

Saps at Sea - Richard Cramer, Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel

Saps at Sea

movie review of Saps at Sea (1940) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Richard Cramer

Synopsis of Laurel and Hardy’Saps at Sea

In Saps at SeaOliver Hardy is suffering from “hornophobia” – the sound of a horn sends him into a maniacal rage, attacking anyone nearby.  Dr. James Finlayson prescribes a quiet rest at sea, but Oliver doesn’t want to go sailing.  Ollie’s friend Stan Laurel, however, makes the suggestion that they simply rent a boat and leave it tied to a dock, so Ollie can get the fresh sea air that he needs.  This actually works, until their goat named Narcissus eats through the rope that holds the un-seaworthy boat to the dock, and off it floats … with an escaped criminal on board, as well! (more…)

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Go West (1940) starring the Marx Brothers - Groucho, Chico, and Harpo

Go West starring the Marx Brothers

Go West (1940) starring the Marx Brothers – Groucho, Chico, and Harpo

Synopsis of Go West

Go West, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Diana Lewis, 1940Buy from Amazon.com The Marx BrothersGroucho, Chico, and Harpoend up in the American Old West, where Chico and Harpo are unsuccessful prospectors, who befriend a desert rat who gives them the deed to some property for only ten dollars.  Groucho tries to sell that land to the railroad company at an inflated price, only to have it stolen by the villain of the picture.  Without that land sale, the movie’s romantic couple will be kept apart by the girl’s grandfather — the desert rat that Chico and Harpo befriended! (more…)

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