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Their best feature?,
This review is from: Laurel And Hardy: Way Out West/Big Business [DVD] (DVD)
Way Out West could be Stan and Ollie's best feature. It certainly has great moments. A soft-shoe dance. "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" song. Stan and Ollie in a compact carriage with a lady - "A lot of weather we've been having lately".
What am I leaving out? Oh James Finlayson's squinting villain. Sharon Lynn tickling Stan. Dinah the Mule. The finger-cum-firelighter. The delightful conclusion. "I'm from the South too. South London".
This film is perfect Stan and Ollie. My review was non-existant because I think Pauline Kael said everything that could be said about the movie when she said: The film is leisurely in the best sense; you adjust to a different rhythm and come out feeling relaxed as if you'd had a vacation.
DVD is also a bit special. Computer-colorised version if you don't like black and white and more impressively, Big Business, one of Stan and Ollie's best silent shorts, again with Jimmy Finlayson. That short might be better than the film itself which says a lot.