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Two Tars

Laurel and Hardy movie poster for Two Tars, 1928
Two Tars (1928) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Charlie Hall, Thelma Hill, Ruby Blaine Two Tars is a classic Laurel and Hardy short film, dealing with a basic concept.  Stan and Ollie are two sailors on leave, who simply want to go on a date with their respective...
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Putting Pants on Philip

Putting Pants on Philip - movie poster - Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel
Putting Pants on Philip (1927) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy The basic plot of Putting Pants on Philip deals with the stuffy J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Oliver Hardy) meeting his Scottish nephew, Philip (Stan Laurel) at the docks, where he”€™s arriving for a visit.  One of the funniest bits of the movie...
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Bacon Grabbers

Bacon Grabbers - Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
Bacon Grabbers (1929) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Charlie Hall If you’re familiar with the current reality TV series “Repo Men”, you should be warned that, back in 1929 the term “Bacon Grabbers” meant repossession men, or repo men. The 1929 Laurel and Hardy silent short...
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They Go Boom!

They Go Boom! Stan Laurel and a sick Oliver hardy
They Go Boom! (1929) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall In They Go Boom!, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are simply trying to sleep through the night in a rented room. Oliver, however, is suffering from a cold, and his sneezing is keeping Stanley awake.  Likewise, Stan’s snoring...
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The Live Ghost

The Live Ghost
Laurel and Hardy’s The Live Ghost (1934) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Walter Lang On one hand, The Live Ghost is a very typical Laurel and Hardy short film – in fact, it co-stars all of the Roach Studio players that we typically find in a Laurel and Hardy film (Walter Long as the...
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Helpmates - Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel
Helpmates (1932) Laurel and Hardy film, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy The Laurel and Hardy film Helpmates begins with Oliver Hardy remonstrating someone for their bad behavior – “€œI used to have such high hopes for you!” – as the camera pans back to let the audience see that he’s...
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Laughing Gravy

Laughing Gravy, starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall
Laughing Gravy (1931) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall Laughing Graving is a short Laurel and Hardy film that deals with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy trying to hide the existence of their dog, (whose screen name was the same as his real name, Laughing Gravy – hence the name of the movie) – and failing miserably.  The...
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Be Big!

Be Big - colorized photo of Oliver Hardy - "I'll be quicker than quick!"
Be Big! (1931) – Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Charlie Hall Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy almost make it to Atlantic City for a weekend getaway with their wives, when Ollie gets a phone call from Cookie, a lodge buddy. Cookie tells Ollie that a stag party is being held at...
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Hog Wild

Hog Wild - colorized photo of Oliver Hardy in the fountain ... again
movie review of Hog Wild (1930) starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy Hog Wild begins simply enough, with Oliver Hardy at home, looking for his hat … With his wife and maid snickering at him, since it’s on his head the entire time.  Once Ollie realizes that, he attempts to rescue a little...
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Hollywood Party

Hollywood Party - Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel try to get in
Hollywood Party (1934) starring Jimmy Durante, Laurel and Hardy, the Three Stooges, Mickey Mouse … Hollywood Party is a collection of skits, parodies, and bits, strung together with a relatively thin plot.  Jimmy Durante makes fun of Tarzan as Schnarzan, whose public is tiring of him fighting fake lions.  So,...
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