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April 24, 2016 (Spring Valley) – Howdy, partner! It’s time to travel out West. The San Diego Laurel and Hardy Group, Saps at Sea Tent, will present Laurel and Hardy – Wacky Western Night on Saturday, May 14th in Williams Hall at Trinity Church, 3902 Kenwood Drive in Spring Valley. Doors open at 6:30 with show time at 7 p.m.  There is a $6 donation per person.

This program is filled with cinematic gems of the rootenist tootinist kind:  First, “A Cow Punching Cartoon.”

Then comes Stan Laurel in his solo short "West of Hot Dog” (1924). On his way to collect an inheritance in the small town of Hot Dog, Stan gets robbed by highwaymen, one of which is the other person who shall attend the reading of their late Uncle's will. The reading of the will states Stan will get everything, including “The Last Chance Saloon”, but in the case of Stan's death, the saloon will be split between Bad Mike and his friend! Watch what happens.

Next up, the Three Stooges star in “Horse Collars” (1935). The Stooges are private detectives in the old West trying to help a girl recover an IOU from a bad guy.

After intermission, which includes BBQ beans, corn bread, and more, Saps at Sea will screen on of the group’s favorite features, “Way Out West” (1937). Stan and Ollie are headed for the western town of Brushwood Gulch. Their mission is to find a woman named Mary Roberts in order to deliver her a deed to a valuable gold mine.

“The film features a dance number that is a favorite. James Finlayson has never been a badder bad guy than in this gem. See ya there,” says John Field with Saps at Sea.

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