Sons of the Desert
This is one of those "aren't wives controlling and obnoxious bitches?" kind of comedies. I usually can laugh at them, but I was raised by an extreme feminist so something in me twitches. I also heard a guy say today that women shouldn't be allowed to drive so maybe I am just looking for a fight.
So Laurel and Hardy are apparently a "thing" just like the Marx Brothers. I had actually never heard of them before. This means that I haven't heard of any fans of theirs either. I have a similar opinion about this movie and Duck Soup. I am sure they were hilarious for the time, but now their jokes are completely outdated. They didn't get a laugh out of me once. This is not to say that comedies from the thirties can never be funny. I loved Gold Diggers of 1933 and I even laughed at Buster Keaton back in the twenties. I think the difference is that the comedies I like were a lot more subtle and witty. Sons of the Desert, Duck Soup, and even Chaplin's movies consisted of pure gags, which are never as entertaining.
Good acting, though.
"Well, here is another fine mess you got me into" was #60 in AFI's top 100 movie quotes.
Had to get this one off Amazon.