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The Revenge of the Sons of the Desert

USA, 1987 (MIFF 1988, Documentary)

Director: Alexander Marshall

A loving tribute to Laurel & Hardy by a 'set of odd, charming, curious, misplaced cherubs' who get together every two years from all over the world to celebrate these two great cinema comedians.

Formed in 1965, the group is named after the 1933 film that has Stan and Ollie sneaking off to a shriners-like convention in Chicago. Rumour has it that a Melbourne chapter, 'The Lumpy Gravy Tent' existed through the 70's and may still do so today.

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