Leading up to the opening the new film, Stan & Ollie, we figured it was a good time to revisit two Laurel and Hardy’s strongest features, Sons of the Desert and Way Out West. Both films were recently restored by UCLA.
To attend a convention in Chicago of their fraternal organization, the Sons of the Desert, Stan and Ollie lie to their wives – but their cover story soon falls apart. Laurel and Hardy fans adopted the name of this feature for their organization, and many would cite it as the duo’s best; it was selected for preservation in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2012. Costarring Charley Chase.