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Way Out West (1937) was a Comedy - Western Film directed by James W. Horne and produced by Hal Roach and Stan Laurel.

Academy Awards 1937 --- Ceremony Number 10 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringHal Roach Studio Music Department, Marvin Hatley, head of department (Score by Marvin Hatley)Nominated
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Way Out West (1937)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 11, 2017 From 4 Star Films

When put up against more sophisticated brands of humor and satirical wit, it would be easy to call the likes of Laurel & Hardy the lowest form of comedy. It sounds degrading but it’s also quite true. Their pictures are short. They’re for all intent and purposes plotless aside from on... Read full article


Way Out West (1937)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 11, 2017 From 4 Star Films

When put up against more sophisticated brands of humor and satirical wit, it would be easy to call the likes of Laurel & Hardy the lowest form of comedy. It sounds degrading but it’s also quite true. Their pictures are short. They’re for all intent and purposes plotless aside from on... Read full article


Top 100 Westerns: Way Out West

By Amanda Garrett on Feb 10, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

This week's Western is Way Out West (1937) starring the legendary comic duo of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. They are with Dinah the mule in this scene from the film. Way Out West is one of the finest and funniest of Laurel and Hardy's 23 feature films. The film, directed by James W. Horne, is ma... Read full article


Way Out West (1937)

By Beatrice on Sep 22, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Way Out West Directed by James W. Horne Written by Jack Jevne, Charlie Rogers, et al 1937/USA Hal Roach Studios/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing Ollie: If it’s anything like the last one, yes. For my money, this is the funniest of the Laurel and Hardy features. A dying prospector has select... Read full article


CMBA Comedy Classics Blogathon: "Sons of the Desert" and "Way Out West"

By Caftan Woman on Jan 22, 2012 From Caftan Woman

It is time for a week of merriment and memories as the Classic Movie Blog Association celebrates Classic Comedies with a Blogathon running January 22 - 27. "You may be a movie buff if … you have more pictures of Laurel and Hardy about the house than of actual relatives." - Caftan Woman ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Patron: Hey Finn, you're a lucky man to have a swell gal like that.
Mickey Finn: Yeah I... What are you talking about? She's the lucky one to have a swell guy like me!


Stan: Do you mind if I have another idea?
Ollie: If it's anything like the last one, yes.


Mickey Finn: I'm Mary's legal guardian. What do you want to see her for?
Ollie: [smiling and shutting his eyes in his famous charming disarming way] Well, sir, we aren't supposed to talk about that to anyone else.
Stan: [attempting to speak in a serious, slightly self-important tone, but obviously just blabbing away carelessly] Yeah, you see, it's PRIVATE. Her father died and left her a gold mine, and we're not supposed tell it to anyone but her, right Ollie?
Ollie: [looking disgusted at Stan's stupidity] Now that he's taken you into our CONFIDENCE - -
[gives Stan an annoyed shove]
Ollie: - - you might as well know the rest!


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Tiny Sandford was originally cast as the Sheriff but was replaced by Stanley Fields shortly after shooting began. Although Sandford's filmed footage was completely re-shot with Fields some still photos still exist showing Sandford in the role.
In an interview on Turner Classic Movies, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening said that Homer's famous "Doh!" came about because Dan Castellaneta knew that James Finlayson sometimes said that in his movies, including this one. One example: when Finlayson's character, Mickey Finn, accidentally fires his rifle in bed.
Stan Laurel's laughter was infectious; you can see Sharon Lynn (Lola) laughing unscripted as she tickles Stan during the hotel scene.
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