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Sons of the Desert

Sons of the Desert - Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
Sons of the Desert (1933) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Chase, Mae Busch I can honestly says that Sons of the Desert is one of my favorite Laurel and Hardy films – it begins with the boys, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, attending a serious meeting of their club, the Sons...
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Them Thar Hills

Them Thar Hills movie poster - Oliver Hardy riding piggy back style on Oliver Hardy
Them Thar Hills starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall, Mae Busch Them Thar Hills begins with Oliver Hardy suffering from a painful bout of gout, with his foot wrapped up like a mummy, and his doctor (played by Billy Gilbert) making a house call.  Diagnosing Oliver’s gout as a result...
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Tit for Tat

Tit for Tat - Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
Tit for Tat (1935) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Hall, Mae Busch Tit for Tat is a very funny Oliver Hardy opening his new hardware store.  A local police officer stops by to congratulate him, and Ollie explains that his partner, Stan Laurel, is recovering from a nervous breakdown”€”only to...
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Brats

Brats - movie poster - starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
Brats (1930) starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy Laurel and Hardy’€˜s short film, Brats, has been often imitated, never duplicated, and extremely funny.  The basic premise is that Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are staying at home, watching their sons while their wives are out.  They also play the role of their sons, using,...
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Our Wife

Our Wife - Dulcy, Oliver Hardy, and Stan Laurel are eloping
Our Wife (1931) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson and Ben Turpin Our Wife begins as the cheerfully chubby Oliver Hardy is preparing to get married to his equally overweight fiancée, Dulcy. Best man Stan Laurel is there, trying to get everything ready for a perfect wedding.  Oliver uses a throat spray bottle as...
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One Good Turn

One Good Turn (1931) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Mary Carr
One Good Turn (1931) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Mary Carr At the beginning of One Good Turn, Laurel and Hardy are victims of the Depression, living on the outskirts of town with their meager possessions – an old, run-down automobile, an older army surplus tent, the clothes on their...
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Pardon Us

Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy in Pardon Us, a Roach Studios production
Pardon Us (1931) starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy – the first Laurel and Hardy feature length movie Pardon Us is Laurel and Hardy‘s first feature length film.  Sent in the middle of Prohibition in the United States, the movie begins with a funny scene where Stan (Stan Laurel) and Ollie (Oliver...
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Me and My Pal

Me and My Pal - Oliver wants to get married, while everyone else is distracted by the puzzle that Stan brought
Movie review of Laurel and Hardy’s Me and My Pal (1933) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson Me and My Pal, like many of Laurel and Hardy’s best short films, works on one central joke and slowly build up the comedy to a crescendo.  In Me and My Pal, the central joke is,...
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Their First Mistake

Their First Mistake - Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel return home with the baby
Movie review of Their First Mistake (1932), starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch Their First Mistake is a very funny Laurel and Hardy short film, where Oliver Hardy‘s wife, played by Roach Studios regular Mae Busch, is upset that he’s spending all of his free time with his pal Stan Laurel, and none of it with her. ...
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The Chimp

The Chimp, starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert, James Finlayson
review of The Chimp (1932) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert Laurel and Hardy’s The Chimp is reminiscent of another of their short films, Laughing Gravy, where the bulk of the film deals with them trying to hide a pet (in this case, a gorilla) from their landlord.  The Chimp begins with Laurel and...
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