“I think we’ve given that deed to the wrong woman!”
Laurel and Hardy head to Brushwood Gulch to deliver a gold mine deed to the daughter (Rosina Lawrence) of a dead prospector. Once there, however, they find themselves swindled by the girl’s bosses (Jimmy Finlayson and Sharon Lynn), and must do what they can to return the deed to its rightful owner.
Response to Peary’s Review:
As Peary notes, this classic Laurel and Hardy flick is “consistently funny”, “well-paced”, and full of “sight gags, slapstick, and witty verbal repartee”. Along with Sons of the Desert (1933) and Block-Heads (1938) (both also recommended by Peary), it is required Laurel and Hardy viewing for any film fanatic.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
- Hardy forcing a tearful Laurel to eat his hat
- Stan using his thumb as a lighter
- Lynn tickling Hardy into giving her the will
- Laurel and Hardy’s soft-shoe dance number
Yes. This is one of Laurel and Hardy’s best works, and not to be missed.