We Faw Down
is a 1928
two-reel silent comedy
starring Laurel and Hardy
and directed by Leo McCarey
. It was shot in August and September 1928, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
on December 29 of that year, with synchronized music and sound effects in theaters wired for sound.
The plot line was later reworked into one of Laurel and Hardy's most celebrated films, Sons of the Desert
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This story is based upon the assumption that, somewhere in the world, there are husbands who do not tell their wives everything —
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It's a typical afternoon for our heroes: the Laurels and the Hardys keep polite company, the girls playing cards while The Boys sulk in the other room. Escape comes in the form of a phone call from a crony inviting them to a poker game. Oliver speaks loudly and clearly into the phone: "Yes, BOSS..." With orders from the boss, after all, the better halves can hardly object to their leaving. One wrong-hat mixup and — Freedom!
Of course, it's not going to last. We see two toughie girls, talking with "One Round" Kelly, the swarthy tough-guy prizefighter boyfriend of Kay, one of the girls. After he leaves, an electric fan blows her hat into the street, under a car — just as our gallant protagonists stroll onto... Read More