Bonnie Scotland

Bonnie Scotland is a 1935 American film starring Laurel and Hardy, produced by Hal Roach for Hal Roach Studios and directed by James W. Horne. Although the film begins in Scotland, a large part of the action is set in India.

Bonnie Scotland
Theatrical poster
Directed byJames W. Horne
Produced byStan Laurel
Hal Roach
Written byFrank Butler
Jefferson Moffitt
Stan Laurel
Albert Austin
Wilson Collison
James W. Horne
Charley Rogers
StarringStan Laurel
Oliver Hardy
June Lang
William Janney
Anne Grey
Vernon Steele
Jimmy Finlayson
Music byMarvin Hatley
Leroy Shield
CinematographyArt Lloyd
Walter Lundin
Edited byBert Jordan
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
August 23, 1935 (1935-08-23)
Running time
80' 20"
CountryUnited States


After escaping from jail where they had "one more week to serve," Laurel and Hardy travel to Scotland as stowaways on a cattle boat, where Laurel (as "Stanley McLaurel") believes he is heir to his grandfather's fortune. As it turns out, Laurel has only been bequeathed a set of bagpipes and a snuff container.Use of the latter causes Hardy, trying to demonstrate to Laurel the proper way to use snuff, to fly off an old bridge. His clothes are soaked.

In the boarding house, Laurel swaps their overcoats for a large fish for dinner. In quick succession the fish "shrizzles" to about 1/10 its size, Hardy's pants are burnt and ruined, and an attempt to hide the still-hot stove results in the landlady throwing the two out and confiscating their luggage for non-payment of rent. Receiving an ad for a tailor's offer of a new suit, Laurel and Hardy accidentally go to the wrong floor and join a Scottish regiment of the British Army and travel to India, where they frequently run afoul of their Sergeant Major (Jimmy Finlayson), and help their friend Alan (William Janney) reunite with his love (and Laurel's cousin) Lorna McLaurel (June Lang).



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