Sons of the Desert
Sons of the Desert is a 1933 American pre-Code comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy. Directed by William A. Seiter, it was released in the United States on December 29, 1933 and is regarded as one of Laurel and Hardy's best films. In the United Kingdom, the film was originally released under the title Fraternally Yours.
The film begins with a group of men in fezes singing Auld Lang Syne. It is a California meeting of the Sons of the Desert, a fraternal lodge of which both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are members. The organization will be holding its national convention in Chicago in a week and all members must take an oath to attend. Stan is reluctant for fear that his wife Betty won't allow the trip, but pledges after cajoling by Oliver.
|author||Frank Craven Stan Laurel|
|award||National Film Registry|
|director||William A. Seiter|
|keywords||act auld lang syne bos camp chicago cigarette smoking cinema clown crockery dress drink eat fez first time follow fraternal lodge hitch-hiking honolulu honolulu baby id los angeles meet movie theater newsreel nothing oath ocean voyage practical joke rescue return home sacred ship-hiked shipping company sing smoke their way typhoon veterinarian walk win|
|productionCompany||Hal Roach Studios|