Our Wife

Our Wife is a 1931 American pre-Code Hal Roach comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy. It was directed by James W. Horne and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1]

Our Wife
Directed byJames W. Horne
Produced byHal Roach
Written byH. M. Walker
StarringLaurel and Hardy
Music byMarvin Hatley
Leroy Shield
CinematographyJack Stevens
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • December 1, 1931 (1931-12-01)
Running time
20 min 52 sec
CountryUnited States


Oliver is making plans to be married to his sweetheart Dulcy (Babe London) with Stan as his best man, but the plans are thwarted when Dulcy's father (James Finlayson) sees a picture of Ollie and forbids the marriage. The couple plan to elope, and steal away at night to a Justice of the Peace. After typical Laurel and Hardy blundering, they manage to sneak the girl away from her father's house.

After this, there is a memorable scene in which Ollie, his gargantuan fiancée and Stan try to cram into a tiny car Stan hired for their elopement, Ollie having expected a "limousine". After much struggling they finally succeed in getting themselves and a suitcase into the car, but as they move off it tilts up under the weight and Stan's head smashes through the roof. The film concludes with a cross-eyed justice (Ben Turpin) marrying Ollie to Stan.


Stan Laurel--- Stan
Oliver Hardy--- Ollie
Babe London--- Dulcy
James Finlayson--- Dulcy's father
Ben Turpin--- the Justice of the Peace
Blanche Payson--- the wife of the Justice of the Peace
Charley Rogers--- the Butler


  1. Drew, Bernard A. (December 4, 2013). Motion Picture Series and Sequels: A Reference Guide. Routledge. p. 194. ISBN 978-1-317-92894-2.

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