Saps At Sea

1940

Gordon Douglas
Director

The last Hal-Roach produced feature starring Laurel & Hardy before their move to 20th Century Fox. Here Ollie is off on sick leave after a nervous breakdown from working at a car-horn manufacturing factory. He is advised to take a sea voyage, but he didn't account for an escaped convict to be a stowaway on their boat.
Parts of the film are lively and fresh, but overall it is a mediocre effort which fails to capture the true genius of their previous work.

Followed by Great Guns (1941).





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Stan Laurel
Stan
Oliver Hardy
Oliver
Ernie Alexander
Newsboy
Harry Bernard
Harbor Patrol Policeman
Eddie Borden
Berzerk Employee
Eddie Conrad
Professor O'Brien
Richard Cramer
Nick Grainger
James Finlayson
Dr. Finlayson
Mary Gordon
Mrs. O'Riley
Charlie Hall
Desk Clerk
Robert McKenzie
Captain McKenzie
Patsy Moran
Switchboard Operator
Gene Morgan
First Police Officer
Patsy O'Byrne
Mother
Francesca Santoro
Girl with Dolly
Ben Turpin
Cross-eyed Plumber

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