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Jitterbugs

Laurel and Hardy in Jitterbugs
Jitterbugs (1943) starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy Jitterbugs is, hands down, one of the funniest Laurel and Hardy films that I’ve ever seen. The jitterbug ending, especially, is laugh out loud hilarious — literally. The movie begins with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy driving across the country...
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The Dancing Masters

The Dancing Masters, starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
The Dancing Masters, starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Trudy Marshall, Robert Bailey, Margaret Dumont Editorial review of The Dancing Masters courtesy of Amazon.com This Laurel and Hardy vehicle casts Stan and Ollie as the proprietors of the “Arthur Hurry” dance studio. Despite a rather sizeable student body, the boys would starve...
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The Bohemian Girl

Laurel and Hardy's comedy, The Bohemian Girl
The Bohemian Girl (1936) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, James Finlayson, Thelma Todd  Many people think of The Bohemian Girl as the answer to the trivia question, “What was Thelma Todd‘s final film?”  €”And that’s a crying shame.  The Bohemian Girl is actually one of my...
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Swiss Miss

Swiss Miss - Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel - color publicity photo
Swiss Miss (1938), starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy Movie review of Laurel and Hardy’s Swiss Miss, starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, with Eric Blore, Walter Woolf King, Grete Natzler  The best word to describe Laurel and Hardy‘s feature film, Swiss Miss, is probably “disappointing.” The basic premise is promising: Stan Laurel and Oliver...
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Zenobia

Wife (Billie Burke), Oliver Hardy, and their daughter
Zenobia (1939), starring Oliver Hardy, Billie Burke, Harry Langdon Like The Fighting Kentuckian, Zenobia is one of the few movies that Oliver Hardy made without his partner Stan Laurel after their partnership.  Unlike The Fighting Kentuckian, however, in Zenobia Oliver Hardy is the star of the show, and he carries the comedy very well.   The basic plot...
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Bonnie Scotland

Bonnie Scotland, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
Bonnie Scotland (1935) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson  Bonnie Scotland involves Laurel and Hardy heading to Scotland, where they hope to inherit “Stan MacLaurel’s” inheritance.  We see the pair walking into town as a blacksmith’s anvil hammers out their signature tune.  They check in at a local hotel, where the...
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Air Raid Wardens

Air Raid Wardens - movie poster - Stan Laurel - Oliver Hardy
Air Raid Wardens (1943) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy Synopsis of Laurel and Hardy’s Air Raid Wardens Air Raid Wardens – Proving themselves inept in a series of failed businesses, shortly after opening a bicycle shop Laurel and Hardy go off to enlist, only to be turned down by every...
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Saps at Sea

Saps at Sea - Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy working at the horn factory
movie review of Saps at Sea (1940) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Richard Cramer Synopsis of Laurel and Hardy’s Saps at Sea  In Saps at Sea, Oliver Hardy is suffering from “€œhornophobia”€ – the sound of a horn sends him into a maniacal rage, attacking anyone nearby.  Dr. James Finlayson prescribes a quiet rest at...
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Another Fine Mess

Another Fine Mess poster- Laurel and Hardy
movie review for Laurel and Hardy’s short film, Another Fine Mess (1930) Another Fine Mess is an early talking Laurel and Hardy short film, and is an extremely funny short film.  The basic plot has Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy on the run from the police, not wanting to go to jail for vagrancy.  They run into a...
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