The Devil's Brother

Synopsis: At Stanlio's urging, Ollio foists himself off as the dread singing bandit Fra Diavolo and unknowingly attempts to rob the notorious brigand himself. As punishment, Diavolo orders Stanlio to hang Ollio, but gives them a second chance when Stanlio bungles the job. Taking them on as his retainers, Diavolo travels to the Tavern de Cucu in his guise as the foppish Marquis de San Marco to rob the rich, aged Lord Rocburg and woo beauteous Lady Pamela. Stanlio drives Ollio and the innkeeper to distraction by playing "earsie kneesie nosie" and "finger wiggle," and gets drunk helping Ollio fill tankards of wine, sending him into an uncontrollable laughing fit. The boys plot to capture Diavolo but wind up with him in front of a firing squad.
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Director(s): Hal Roach, Charley Rogers (co-director)
Production: MGM
90 min

And one of these days

he'll not slip away.

- Come on.

- Well, he won't go.

Well, don't sit there dreaming.

Do something.

Well, what can I do?

He won't pay any attention to me.

Why don't you give him a couple of:

- I don't want to do that yet.

- Why?

I'm saving it for the hills.

Come on.

"Saving it for the hills."

Just a moment.

- What'd you do with our money?

- I got it in the saddlebag.

You'd better give it to me.

It'll be safer in my hands.

Our life savings.

Wouldn't it be terrible

if we lost this?

After all the years

we have toiled and slaved for it?

Why, we've even gone

without the necessities of life...

...deprived ourselves of food,

actually starved.

But now we have our reward.

We can settle down for life

and live on the fat of the land.

Keep your hands where they are.

Hand it over.

There it goes.

After all we went through to get it.

Oh, well. Come easy, go easy,

that's my motto.

What do you mean,

"come easy, go easy"?

Now we've got to start all over again,

right at the bottom.

Why don't we start at the top?

- What do you mean?

- Well, why don't we become bandits?

Then we wouldn't

have to work hard anymore.

Let's get it the easy way.

We could rob the rich and give them

to the poor, and we could have all...

That's the first time

that you've shown any intelligence.

Well, it's the first time

you've listened to me.

You know, if you'd listen to me once

in a while, you'd be a lot better off.

I guess you're right.

Tell me that plan again.

- All of it?

- Certainly, certainly.

Well, if... If we became rich and...

And we robbed the poor and

we gave them to the bandits...

...and we could start at the top...

...and we'd get to the bottom

without working hard anymore.

We can't go wrong.

It's the law of conversation.

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