Tripti Joshi (Editor)

Our Relations

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
8/101 Votes Alchetron
1 Ratings
Rate This

Rate This

Genre  Comedy
Season number  6
Air date  October 30, 1936
Country  United States
7.5/10 IMDb

Director  Harry Lachman
Show  The Laurel and Hardy Show
Episode number  2
Previous episode  Bohemian Girl
Language  English
Our Relations movie poster
Writer  Felix Adler, Richard Connell
Release date  October 30, 1936 (1936-10-30)
Similar movies  Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Brooklyn, Captain Phillips
Tagline  Fast Furious Funny Full-Length Feature

Our Relations is a 1936 feature film starring Laurel and Hardy, produced by Stan Laurel for Hal Roach Studios. This is the third of three films in which the boys each play a dual role: the first is Brats and the second is Twice Two. The story is based on the short story "The Money Box" by W.W. Jacobs, author of "The Monkey's Paw".


Our Relations movie scenes


Our Relations movie scenes

Laurel and Hardy star as both their famous Stan and Ollie characters and as Stan and Ollie's twin brothers Bert and Alf.


Our Relations wwwgstaticcomtvthumbmovieposters5454p5454p
  • Stan Laurel as Stan/Alf Laurel
  • Oliver Hardy as Ollie/Bert Hardy
  • Alan Hale as Joe Grogan, innkeeper
  • Sidney Toler as Captain of SS Periwinkle
  • James Finlayson as Finn
  • Daphne Pollard as Mrs. Daphne Hardy
  • Betty Healy as Mrs. Betty Laurel
  • Iris Adrian as Alice
  • Lona Andre as Lily
  • Arthur Housman as the Drunk
  • Ralf Harolde as the Gangster boss
  • Noel Madison as the Second gangster
  • Dell Henderson as the Night Court Judge
  • James C. Morton as Grogan's barkeeper
  • Harry Bernard as the confused policeman
  • Production

    Our Relations Our Relations L Tom Perry Special Collections HBLL

    In most of the Laurel and Hardy films, their usual Stan and Ollie characters are a pair of hopeless but likable dimwits, often just barely able to earn a living. In Our Relations, Stan and Ollie are respectable citizens with wives and steady employment. It is their seafaring twin brothers, Alf Laurel and Bert Hardy, who are dim-witted incompetents sailors aboard the S.S Periwinkle.

    Our Relations STAN LAUREL OLIVER HARDY in Our Relations Original Vintage Photo

    On board, Alf and Bert wear seafaring garb. Once ashore, they dress in "civilian" clothes—down to the traditional derbies—making them nearly indistinguishable from their brothers. Stan always wore a bow-tie, while Oliver wore the more conventional type. This is reversed for the brothers, with Alf wearing the usual style and Bert wearing the bowtie. Music cues also help differentiate between the twins; Laurel & Hardy's theme song, "Dance of the Cuckoos", plays when Stan and Ollie appear; the tunes "Sailing, Sailing over the Bounding Main" or "Sailor's Hornpipe", play when Alf and Bert are onscreen.

    Our Relations Laurel and Hardy Central Our Relations

    The film is distinguished by the camera work of successful dramatic cinematographer Rudolph Maté (The Passion of Joan of Arc). The film was based on the story The Money Box by W.W. Jacobs. The story was adapted by Jack Jevne and Charley Rogers and the film written by Felix Adler and Richard Connell.


    Our Relations STAN LAUREL OLIVER HARDY in Our Relations Original Vintage Photo

    In 2000, the Dutch revivalist orchestra The Beau Hunks collaborated with the Metropole Orchestra to re-create composer Leroy Shield's soundtrack to Our Relations from original sheet music that had been discovered in a Los Angeles archive in 1994 and 1995.

    Our Relations Laurel And Hardy Our Relations 1936 The Happy Video Network


    Our Relations Wikipedia
    Our Relations IMDbOur Relations Rotten TomatoesOur Relations