Way Out West
short feature film with laurel and hardy. may actually be the first time i’ve seen one of their films in its entirety, which is somewhat pathetic. there are still many gaps in my film credentials, that’s for sure. not a great film, but it’s entertaining enough. a lot of the gags are predictable to the modern audience, but may not have been in 1937. marx brothers, chaplin, w.c. fields, keaton, and laurel and hardy is how i’d rank the early film comedy giants. simple plot and slow pace keep it from being better. it’s short at about 70 minutes, but it could have been even shorter.