Film Review – WAY OUT WEST (1937)

Way Out West (1937; USA; B&W; 64m) ∗∗∗∗∗  d. James W. Horne; w. Jack Jevne, Charley Rogers, Felix Adler, James Parrott; ph. Art Lloyd, Walter Lundin; m. Marvin Hatley (musical director).  Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Sharon Lynn, Jim Mason, James C. Morton, Mary Gordon, Stanley Fields, Chill Wills, Sam Lufkin. Stan and Ollie are charged with delivering the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. Just over an hour of pure joy, this is one of the greatest pleasures in screen history. L&H are in top form here as they perform a charming soft-shoe shuffle and sing “The Trail of the Lonesome Pine”. Packed with stand-out comedy moments and many of their very best routines. [U]