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Swiss Miss (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 20 May 1938 (USA)
Stanley and Oliver are mousetrap salesmen hoping to strike it rich in Switzerland, but get swindled out of all their money by a cheesemaker. While working off their hotel debt, Oliver falls... See full summary »

Directors:

John G. Blystone, Hal Roach (uncredited)

Writers:

Jean Negulesco (original story), Charley Rogers (original story) (as Charles Rogers) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy ... Oliver Hardy
Grete Natzler ... Anna Albert (as Della Lind)
Walter Woolf King ... Victor Albert
Eric Blore ... Edward
Adia Kuznetzoff Adia Kuznetzoff ... Chef
Charles Judels ... Cheese Factory Proprietor
Ludovico Tomarchio Ludovico Tomarchio ... Luigi
Franz Hug Franz Hug ... Flag Thrower
Jean De Briac ... Enrico
George Sorel George Sorel ... Joseph
Charles Gemora Charles Gemora ... Gorilla (as Charles Gamore)
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Storyline

Stanley and Oliver are mousetrap salesmen hoping to strike it rich in Switzerland, but get swindled out of all their money by a cheesemaker. While working off their hotel debt, Oliver falls in love with a chambermaid, Anna, who in reality is a famous opera singer spying on her composer husband, Victor, while he works on his new opera. The boys are assigned to move Victor's piano to a secluded tree house, but become trapped on a rickety rope bridge high above an Alpine gorge when they're met halfway across by a gorilla. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Taglines:

LAUREL AND HARDY GO UP THE ALPS TO FETCH A JUG OF LAUGHTER; LAUREL FALLS DOWN ON HARDY'S CROWN AND THE HOWLS COME TUMBLING AFTER. (original ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alpine Antics See more »

Filming Locations:

Stone Canyon, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Film Daily-Friday 11 August 1939: Plagiarism suit for injunctions, accounting and damages was filed in (Los Angeles) Federal Court yesterday by Isabella Knotter against Hal Roach Studios, Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corp., M-G-M Distributing Corp., Lowes, Inc. and Culver Export Service. Plaintiff claims to have submitted her story, "So Zwei Pechvogel." or "Two Down-and-Outs," to the Hal Roach studios on June 16,1937, which was allegedly infringed in the films "Swiss Miss" and "Au Far West." Her manuscript had been returned in August, 1937, with a notation stating that it had been unread, the complaint stated. See more »

Goofs

The lyric of the final song says, "In Swiss that's 'good morning to you.'" There is no language called "Swiss." Swiss citizens speak German, French or Italian. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Everything's okay. From now on, it's gonna be easy sailing.
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Alternate Versions

'Alpine Antics" was a edited version cut from 'Swiss Miss' for TV. See more »

Connections

Spoofs King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Yo-Ho-Dee-O-Lay-Hee
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Phil Charig
Lyrics by Arthur Quenzer
Performed by Walter Woolf King and the hotel staff
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Stan and Ollie are great, but...
5 December 2003 | by bwaynefSee all my reviews

Disappointing Laurel and Hardy film. Stan and Ollie are hilarious, of course, and their encounter with a gorilla on a rope bridge is a classic, but they're still done-in by subplots and musical numbers that command more time than their antics. Definitely worth seeing, but if you're new to the L&H cult and haven't seen it and are thinking of buying it, be advised that, despite their top billing, they are almost guest stars here.


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