Sons of the Desert

1933| U| 68 mins| / /

Dir: William A. Seiter
Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

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To celebrate Royal & Derngate’s production of The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin And Stan Laurel, we present a season celebrating the enduring and iconic performers, and their contemporaries, who changed the world of comedy forever. Enjoy our Sons of the Desert and City Lights double-bill on Saturday 21 March for £10 (members), £12 (non-members).

So that he and Stan can sneak away to Chicago and attend the annual “Sons of the Desert” lodge convention, Ollie pretends to be sick, and gets a doctor (who turns out to be a veterinarian) to prescribe a long ocean voyage to Hawaii. Decked out in leis and strumming ukeleles, they return home only to learn that the ship supposedly carrying them has sunk. Their hastily- contrived tale of “ship-hiking” their way back cuts no ice with their wives, who’ve been at the movies watching a newsreel of the lodge’s convention parade, starring… guess who?