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Way Out West

Way Out West(1937)

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Stanley Laurel and Oliver Hardy are traveling to Brushwood Gulch, a small Western town, to deliver the deed of a valuable gold mine to Mary Roberts, the daughter of a deceased friend. They hitch a ride on a stagecoach, which also carries an attractive woman who catches Ollie's fancy. When they arrive, the woman complains to her husband, the sheriff, about Ollie's attentions, and he warns Ollie and Stan to be on the next stagecoach or else. After a little song and dance with some cowboys, the boys go to Mickey Finn's Palace for a drink, and Stan lets Finn in on their secret mission. Mary works for Finn as a kitchen drudge, but the boys have never met her, so Finn arranges for his wife, singer Lola Marcel, to impersonate Mary and steal the deed. Stan and Ollie give Lola the deed, as well as a locket belonging to Mary's father. As the boys are downstairs singing with the cowboys and having a drink for the road, Lola tricks the trusting Mary into signing the deed over to her. After the boys say their goodbyes, they accidentally meet Mary and discover their mistake. Stan and Ollie go back up to Lola's room to recover the deed, but after a long chase, Finn locks it in the safe. The sheriff then arrives and shoots at them as they run away. That night, they plan to steal the deed, and Ollie makes Stan eat his hat, as Stan did not fulfill his earlier promise to get the deed back after they first discovered the subterfuge. They sneak into town and, with the help of their mule "Dinah," loudly succeed in breaking into the saloon's kitchen, where Mary meets them. Their noise awakens Finn, who finds them hiding in the piano, but they manage to get his gun and make him retrieve the deed. After their escape, Stan, Ollie and Mary walk along the river, and Ollie and Mary discover that they are both from the South. Stan adds that he is from the south of London, and as the group sings about returning to Dixie, Ollie falls into a hole in the riverbed.