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Sons of the Desert (1933) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by William A. Seiter and produced by Hal Roach.

Sons of the Desert was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2012.

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Sons of the Desert (1933)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 10, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Well, here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into.? When I was a kid Laurel & Hardy were a mainstay of the local lending libraries and I?viewed many of their pictures from Bonnie Scotland to Flying Deuces to Saps at Sea. ?I’m not sure if I can make that point enough. I watch... Read full article


Sons of the Desert (1933)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 10, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Well, here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into.? When I was a kid Laurel & Hardy were a mainstay of the local lending libraries and I?viewed many of their pictures from Bonnie Scotland to Flying Deuces to Saps at Sea. ?I’m not sure if I can make that point enough. I watch... Read full article


Movie Scenes That Make Me Grin Like an Idiot: "Sons of the Desert"

By David on Jul 20, 2012 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

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Stan: If you don't be careful, she's going to get the upper hand of you.


Oliver: Why don't you pattern your life after mine? I go places and do things and *then* tell my wife. Every man should be the king in his own castle.


Oliver: Do you have to ask your wife everything?
Stan: Well if I didn't ask her, I wouldn't know what she wanted me to do.


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Facts about

The role of Stan Laurel's wife was originally slated for Patsy Kelly, but Hal Roach had loaned her to MGM for Going Hollywood, which was running over schedule when shooting for this film began. Dorothy Christy joined the cast as Stan's wife four days into filming.
Although his characterization of Mrs. Hardy's brother is a highlight among fans, Charley Chase hated the part as being too far removed form his usual screen character. Ironically, he repeats this type of character in "The Heckler", one of his last, and most critically acclaimed, shorts.
The movie's line "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into." was voted as the #60 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100).
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National Film Registry

Sons of the Desert

Released 1933
Inducted 2012
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