Sons of the Desert

Synopsis: So that he and Stan can sneak away to Chicago and attend the annual "Sons of the Desert" lodge convention, Ollie pretends to be sick, and gets a doctor (who turns out to be a veterinarian) to prescribe a long ocean voyage to Hawaii. Decked out in leis and strumming ukeleles, they return home only to learn that the ship supposedly carrying them has sunk. Their hastily- contrived tale of "ship-hiking" their way back cuts no ice with their wives, who've been at the movies watching a newsreel of the lodge's convention parade, starring... guess who?
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): William A. Seiter
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
68 min

- I've locked myself out.

- Oh, sugar?

- Yes?

Do you mind if Stanley

stays with us until Betty comes home?

- He's locked out.

- Oh, alright.



What are you eating?

- An apple.

- Where did you get it?

- In there.

- Why, that's not real fruit! It's imitation!

It's made of wax!

What has he been doing now?

He's been eating that phoney fruit.

Oh, so that'swhere it's been going!

That's the third apple I've missed this week!

- What's new, sugar?

- Oh, nothing much. What's new with you?

- Oh, nothing to speak of.

- Yes, there is.

You didn't tell her about going to the convention.

What convention?

That's right. I'm glad you reminded me.

The Sons of the Desert are giving

their annual convention in Chicago next week

and Stan and I are going.

- Oh, you are?

- We thought that the trip would do us good.

Besides being good for us in a business way.

You see, we'll meet new friends

and... see a lot of new faces

and the change of climate will be good for us

in a good many ways.

And besides, all work and no play

makes Jack a dull boy.

Jack who?

I hope you have a nice time, dear.

- Thank you, sugar.

- Ha, Ha!

- What's that for?

- Just this:
you are not going.

- What do you mean I'm not going?

- Just that!

You're not going to the convention.

You're going to the mountains with me.

But he can't go to the mountains.

He took an oath.

- The Exhausted Ruler said that...

- Now, listen, dodo! You keep out of this!

Wait a minute, sugar.

There's no use getting excited.

You're making a mountain out of a molehill.

Certainly, life isn't short enough.

- Are you going?

- Huh?

- I said, ''Are you going?''

- Yes, sugar... Mrs Hardy.

- Who said so?

- Him.

Oh... Well, you can do as you please,

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Frank Craven

Frank Craven (24 August 1875 – 1 September 1945) was an American stage and film actor, playwright, and screenwriter, best known for originating the role of the Stage Manager in Thornton Wilder's Our Town. more…

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