The Devil's Brother

Fra Diavolo

1933

Hal Roach
Director
Charles R. Rogers
Co-Director
Hal Roach Studios
Studio
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Company

Laurel and Hardy in their third full length feature film find themselves having to live as bandits in order to survive after they are robbed of their life savings. Naturally, they choose their victims poorly and incur the wrath of the notorious Fra Diavolo, a feared villain who then entrusts them as his personal servants as punishment.

Some good laughs are mingled within the plod-along storyline; most memorably Stan's display of 'kneesy-earsy-nosey' outside a tavern which gets both Ollie and the tavern owner at it.
The duo don't show up until after 8½ minutes.



5th May 1933
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Stan Laurel
Stanlio
Oliver Hardy
Ollio
Dennis King
Fra Diavolo/Marquis de San Marco
Thelma Todd
Lady Pamela
James Finlayson
Lord Rocburg
Lucile Browne
Zerlina
Arthur Pierson
Lorenzo
Henry Armetta
Matteo
Matt McHugh
Francesco
Lane Chandler
Lieutenant
Nina Quartero
Rita
Wilfred Lucas
Alessandro
James C. Morton
Woodchopper
Carl Harbaugh
Second woodchopper
John Qualen
Bull Owner
Tiny Sandford
Big Woodchopper
Frank Terry
Servant
George Miller
Minister
Unknown
Gang member #1
Unknown
Gang member #2
Unknown
Maid #1
Unknown
Maid #2

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