The Flying Deuces (1939) – By Jason S. Lockard

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are the most recognizable comic duo in history. Throughout the years they have been imitated, but never duplicated. Than after years of making classic short and feature length films in 1939 they made the film were are discussing in this release from Legend Films, The Flying Duces.

The story follows Oliver Hardy after he gets jilted by the woman he loves and a failed suicide attempt he and Laurel join the French Foreign Legion to try to get him to forget. Than they discover that the Foreign Legion is a lot of work for just three cents a day! Yeah you read it right 3 cents a day! So they want out, but that’s not going to happen. Now they are stuck in the Foreign Legion and the military has never been so much fun.

This Legend Films DVD release includes a newly restored black and white classic as well as the beautifully colorized version! Now years ago I was against colorization, because it was so bad, but Legend Films does such a great job you can hardly even tell these are colorized. Now film purists say don’t colorize, but I say if it takes that to get younger generations to discover these great films, do it and Legend Films does it right! The only problem with this release is there is no bonus features, but your still getting two versions of a tremendous film.

So if your a fan of the legendary Laurel and Hardy and you want to see them jump off the screen in color; this is the release for you. So I highly recommend you head over to or your local DVD provider and pick this one up. You won’t regret it!

Moral Rating: Nothing Offensive
Audience: Family
Genre: Comedy
Length: 64 minutes
DVD Released: 2012
Our DVD Rating: A-