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Laurel and Hardy  We Faw Down 1928
Laurel and Hardy We Faw Down 1928
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Laurel And Hardy - We Faw Down (1928)
Laurel And Hardy - We Faw Down (1928)
Published: 2015/10/26
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El Gordo y el Flaco,Stan Laurel y Oliver Hardy: We Faw Down.(1928)
El Gordo y el Flaco,Stan Laurel y Oliver Hardy: We Faw Down.(1928)
Published: 2013/11/03
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1928 We Faw Down-Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy me Titra Shqip.
1928 We Faw Down-Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy me Titra Shqip.
Published: 2017/01/26
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WE FAW DOWN (extended) PART 3
WE FAW DOWN (extended) PART 3
Published: 2010/11/20
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We Faw Down - Laurel and Hardy - Filming Location
We Faw Down - Laurel and Hardy - Filming Location
Published: 2012/11/26
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Kanye West - All Falls Down ft. Syleena Johnson
Kanye West - All Falls Down ft. Syleena Johnson
Published: 2009/12/25
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Eddie Cantor - I Faw Down An
Eddie Cantor - I Faw Down An' Go Boom! - 1929 Victor Records
Published: 2012/02/01
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WE FAW DOWN (extended) PART 1
WE FAW DOWN (extended) PART 1
Published: 2010/11/20
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Laurel & Hardy
Laurel & Hardy 'We Faw Down' 1928 silent film
Published: 2016/12/10
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Laurel and Hardy We Faw Down (1928)
Laurel and Hardy We Faw Down (1928)
Published: 2017/08/05
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Laurel And Hardy - We Faw Down (1928)
Laurel And Hardy - We Faw Down (1928)
Published: 2016/11/03
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WE FAW DOWN (extended) PART 2
WE FAW DOWN (extended) PART 2
Published: 2010/11/20
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Laurel and Hardy - We Faw Down FX 1928
Laurel and Hardy - We Faw Down FX 1928
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WE FAW DOWN (extended) PART 4
WE FAW DOWN (extended) PART 4
Published: 2010/11/21
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OneRepublic - All Fall Down (Live)
OneRepublic - All Fall Down (Live)
Published: 2009/11/30
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Annette Hanshaw - I Faw Down and Go Boom
Annette Hanshaw - I Faw Down and Go Boom
Published: 2009/12/24
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I Faw Down And Go Boom
I Faw Down And Go Boom
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Arthur Fields & His Assassinators - I Faw Down An
Arthur Fields & His Assassinators - I Faw Down An' Go Boom! 1929
Published: 2011/05/05
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1928 We Faw Down-Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy me Titra Shqip.
1928 We Faw Down-Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy me Titra Shqip.
Published: 2017/05/19
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Eddie Cantor - I Faw Down and Go Boom
Eddie Cantor - I Faw Down and Go Boom
Published: 2012/12/28
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Billy Murray with the Midnight Ramblers - I Faw Down an
Billy Murray with the Midnight Ramblers - I Faw Down an' Go Boom (1928)
Published: 2009/03/19
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Annette Hanshaw - I Faw Down An
Annette Hanshaw - I Faw Down An' Go Boom! 1929
Published: 2011/05/15
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We Faw Down
We Faw Down
Published: 2016/01/01
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I FAW DOWN AN
I FAW DOWN AN' GO BOOM by Annette Hanshaw as Patsy Young 1929
Published: 2012/02/18
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ARIEL DANCE ORCHESTRA I Faw Down And Go Boom
ARIEL DANCE ORCHESTRA I Faw Down And Go Boom
Published: 2016/01/11
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I Faw Down an
I Faw Down an' Go Boom!
Published: 2014/11/08
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HD- Just Cause 2: We all Faw Down- Highlight and Lowlight Reel
HD- Just Cause 2: We all Faw Down- Highlight and Lowlight Reel
Published: 2011/02/15
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Rod Paterson - My Funny Valentine
Rod Paterson - My Funny Valentine
Published: 2010/10/08
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Laurel and Hardy Bacon Grabbers 1929
Laurel and Hardy Bacon Grabbers 1929
Published: 2016/12/17
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Noi Sbagliamo (We Fawn Down) 1928 - comparison
Noi Sbagliamo (We Fawn Down) 1928 - comparison
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Laurel and Hardy: Why didn
Laurel and Hardy: Why didn't you tell me you had 2 legs
Published: 2014/02/28
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Laurel And Hardy - Leave
Laurel And Hardy - Leave 'em Laughing (1928)
Published: 2015/10/26
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Laurel & Hardy
Laurel & Hardy's first "talkie"
Published: 2012/03/29
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Laurel And Hardy In Flying Elephants 1928
Laurel And Hardy In Flying Elephants 1928
Published: 2014/01/23
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ILHAMA w/ DJ OGB - Bei mir bist du scheen (corrected aspect ratio) Laurel & Hardy music video
ILHAMA w/ DJ OGB - Bei mir bist du scheen (corrected aspect ratio) Laurel & Hardy music video
Published: 2013/03/25
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Laurel And Hardy Unaccustomed As We Are 1929
Laurel And Hardy Unaccustomed As We Are 1929
Published: 2017/03/19
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Laurel & Hardy -Big Business 1929
Laurel & Hardy -Big Business 1929
Published: 2017/02/05
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Annette Hanshaw, I Faw
Annette Hanshaw, I Faw' Down And Go Boom
Published: 2016/10/01
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Prominent Culver City Sign Appears in Several Laurel and Hardy Films - Then and Now
Prominent Culver City Sign Appears in Several Laurel and Hardy Films - Then and Now
Published: 2015/09/27
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HARRY RESER BILLY MURRAY - I FAW DOWN AN
HARRY RESER BILLY MURRAY - I FAW DOWN AN' GO BOOM - ROARING 20'S VICTROLA RADIOLA
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Stanlio e Ollio:  Noi Sbagliamo
Stanlio e Ollio: Noi Sbagliamo
Published: 2017/06/07
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Laurel And Hardy - Jitterbugs (1943)
Laurel And Hardy - Jitterbugs (1943)
Published: 2015/10/26
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Laurel And Hardy Thelma Hill Ruby Blaine ~Two Tars
Laurel And Hardy Thelma Hill Ruby Blaine ~Two Tars
Published: 2013/06/24
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Laurel and Hardy Their Purple Moment 1928
Laurel and Hardy Their Purple Moment 1928
Published: 2016/12/17
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Laurel et Hardy - Laissez nous rire 1928 STFR
Laurel et Hardy - Laissez nous rire 1928 STFR
Published: 2016/09/03
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"I Faw Down An
"I Faw Down An' Go Boom!" Six Jumping Jacks
Published: 2013/09/18
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Zwei Herren Dick & Doof - Im Strudel der Gosse Uncut Restauriert Laurel & Hardy
Zwei Herren Dick & Doof - Im Strudel der Gosse Uncut Restauriert Laurel & Hardy
Published: 2017/03/03
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Beyoncé - ***Flawless ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Beyoncé - ***Flawless ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Published: 2014/11/24
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1929 Unaccustomed as We Are-Laurel & Hardy me Titra Shqip.
1929 Unaccustomed as We Are-Laurel & Hardy me Titra Shqip.
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We Faw Down
L&H We Faw Down 1928.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Leo McCarey
Produced by Hal Roach
Written by H.M. Walker
Starring Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy
Vivien Oakland
Bess Flowers
Kay Deslys
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • December 29, 1928 (1928-12-29)
Running time
20 minutes; 2 reels
Country United States
Language Silent film
English (Original intertitles)

We Faw Down is a 1928 two-reel silent comedy starring Laurel and Hardy and directed by Leo McCarey. It was shot in August and September 1928, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on December 29 of that year, with synchronized music and sound effects in theaters wired for sound.

The plot line was later reworked into one of Laurel and Hardy's most celebrated films, Sons of the Desert (1933).

Plot[edit]

The Boys tell their wives they have a business engagement, then sneak off to a poker game. En route, they stop to help two young ladies with a flat tire, and wind up splattered with mud. The girls invite them up to their apartment while their clothes dry, and all proceed to get roaring drunk. A boyfriend appears, sending the duo scrambling out the back window, in full view of their wives.

Production and exhibition[edit]

This is the first Laurel and Hardy film with Leo McCarey in the director's chair after more than a year guiding the team's characters' development as "Supervisor." He would go on to direct their best silents, and eventually to win Best Director Oscars for the feature films The Awful Truth (1937) and Going My Way (1944).

A contemporary account says that the basic story was contributed, unusually, by Oliver Hardy, who had heard similar gossip from his laundress.[1] Critic/historian William K. Everson makes a different contention, tracing the story back to the Mack Sennett comedy Ambrose's First Falsehood.[2]

Interior shooting took place at the Hal Roach studio; exteriors were shot both on the Roach back lot and on several locations in Culver City.

The original Victor sound discs for We Faw Down were thought lost until the 1990s, when a set was discovered. Certain European DVD editions feature this original synchronized score, but American DVDs (Region 1) still have music cannibalized from other Laurel and Hardy Victor soundtracks.

This short is better known for what got cut out of it than for what remained in it. As originally scripted and shot, the team flee the girls' apartment having pulled on each other's pants, then dart from spot to spot in town trying to find a private place to rectify the situation. An irate husband, a suspicious cop — even a belligerent king crab — all conspire to thwart the swapping of the pants.[3] Thoough excised from We Faw Down, the footage would be used for their next film Liberty.

Ten years later, Stan Laurel would dust off his final shot concept from We Faw Down to end the feature film Block-Heads (1938).

Cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Critic Leslie Halliwell is terse, even by his own standards of brevity: "Moderate star comedy, later elaborated in Sons of the Desert."[4] Laurel and Hardy Encyclopedia author Glenn Mitchell is likewise succinct: "Typical of their matrimonial comedies,"[1] he writes. Bruce Calvert is a silent film expert and a film-still guru. Writing at Allmovie.com, Calvert says of We Faw Down: "While this film is only an average comedy, it is still worth a look. Laurel and Hardy's explanation of the "show" and why they didn't know about the fire, is priceless."[5] Laurel and Hardy scholar Randy Skretvedt unearthed the scripts for many L&H shorts, and the promise of some of the unfilmed gags in the We Faw Down script left him a less than ardent supporter of the final film. "All that We Faw Down proves is that even [Leo] McCarey could not always save a film from mediocrity.... [it's] amusing but nothing to rave about." [3] William K. Everson was the first to deconstruct the L&H canon, and his 1967 essay delivered a split-decision: "We Faw Down is, on the whole, rather draggy and pedestrian, though it has isolated gags that are among their best. Particularly amusing are the two flirts' attempts to inject some life into their two pickups.... The best gag of all, however, is the.... brilliant and untoppable climactic gag."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mitchell, Glenn, (1995). The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia. London: Batsford, Ltd.. ISBN 0-7134-7711-3, p. 286.
  2. ^ a b Everson, William K. (1967). The Films of Laurel and Hardy. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press. ISBN 0-8065-0146-4, p. 73
  3. ^ a b Skretvedt, Randy, (1996). Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies. Beverly Hills, CA: Past Times Publishing. ISBN 0-940410-29-X, p. 133.
  4. ^ Walker, John, ed. (1994). Halliwell's Film Guide. New York: HarperPerennials. ISBN 0-06-273241-2, p.1287
  5. ^ Calvert, Bruce at Allmovie.com http://www.allmovie.com/work/152803

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