Beau Hunks

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Beau Hunks
L&H Beau Hunks 1931.jpg
Theatrical poster for Beau Hunks (1931)
Directed by James W. Horne
Produced by Hal Roach
Written by H.M. Walker
Starring Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy
Music by Leroy Shield
Cinematography Art Lloyd
Jack Stevens
Edited by Richard C. Currier
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) December 12, 1931
Running time 37' 21"
Country United States
Language English

Beau Hunks is a 1931 movie starring Laurel and Hardy and directed by James W. Horne. Beau Hunks is a reference to Beau Geste. At 37 minutes, it is the longest L&H short.

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Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy join the French Foreign Legion after Ollie's sweetheart Jeanie-Weenie (only ever seen as a photograph) rejects him, as it is the only place where Ollie can forget her. When they arrive at the barracks in Algeria, they discover that not only are the other soldiers trying to forget lost loves, their lost loves all happen to be the one and the same woman Ollie is trying to forget: Jeanie-Weenie! On an expedition to Ft. Arid, a fortress besieged by native Riffian tribesmen, the duo get cut off from the rest of the regiment in a sandstorm and reach the fortress before the others. Surprisingly, the boys defeat the Riffians by themselves and the leader of the Riffians is revealed as another one of Jeanie-Weenie's conquests.

The French Foreign Legion scenario was remade as The Flying Deuces.

Cast[edit]

The Dutch musical group[edit]

A Dutch musical ensemble, named The Beau Hunks Orchestra after that film, was formed in early 1992 for the purpose of performing some of the soundtrack music at an Oliver Hardy centennial celebration in Amsterdam. They went on to release a number of recordings of the film music of Leroy Shield and some other composers, notably Raymond Scott.

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