The Devil’s Brother (1933), also known as Fra Diavolo and Bogus Bandits

Stanlio and Ollio (Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy) in Fra Diavola, The Devil's Brother, Bogus Bandits
Fra Diavolo, aka. The Devil’€™s Brother, reissued as Bogus Bandits, starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dennis King, Thelma Todd, James Finlayson In The Devil’€™s Brother (also known as Fra Diavolo, and reissued in 1951 as Bogus Bandits, the setting is the north of Italy in the 1700’€™s, where a famous bandit, Fra Diavolo (aka. the...
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A Chump at Oxford (1940)

A Chump at Oxford (1940) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Forrester Harvey, Charlie Hall, Peter Cushing  A Chump at Oxford is one of Laurel and Hardy’€˜s best films, on many levels. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are hired as the maid and butler, respectively.  Yes, Stan is in...
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The Flying Deuces (1939)

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy join the French Foreign Legion in Flying Deuces
The Flying Deuces (1939) starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy  The Flying Deuces is possibly the best-known of Laurel and Hardy’€™s films. This is due to the fact that it’€™s in the public domain and you can find copies for $1.00 at your local Wal-Mart.  Having said that, is...
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The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)

The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case
The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case is more of a spoof of the haunted house movie, rather than an actual murder mystery, but the interplay between Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy make it all worthwhile. The movie begins with Laurel and Hardy fishing off the end of a pier, when...
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The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)

The Fighting Kentuckian, starring John Wayne, Oliver Hardy
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) starring John Wayne, Oliver Hardy, Vera Ralston  The Fighting Kentuckian is a romantic western starring John Wayne – except that the Western is set in the East.  The setting is after the war of 1812, where John Wayne’€™s character, John Breen, is returning home with his...
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Chickens Come Home (1931)

Chickens Come Home - Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel
Chickens Come Home (1931) – €”Laurel and Hardy short film, starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd, Mae Busch, James Finlayson Chickens Come Home is a very funny Laurel and Hardy short film, where Oliver Hardy plays a successful businessman (running a “€œhigh class”€ fertilizer business), with a loving and beautiful wife (played by...
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Laurel and Hardy’s March of the Wooden Soldiers

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in March of the Wooden Soldiers, also known as Babes in Toyland
Laurel and Hardy’s March of the Wooden Soldiers aka.Babes in Toyland (1934)  When people think of holiday classics, few people think of March of the Wooden Soldiers by Laurel and Hardy – €”and that’€™s a pity. Based on Victor Herbert’€™s famous 1903 operetta, “€œBabes in Toyland,”€ it is a musical...
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Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection

Laurel and Hardy - the essential collection
Editorial review of Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection, courtesy of Amazon.com  “Eternal pals and eternal antagonists, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are the great partnership of movie slapstick. They finally get their DVD due with Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection, a 10-disc orgy of pratfalls, slow burns, and slap fights–in short, a collection...
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Do Detectives Think?

Do Detectives Think? Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
Do Detectives Think? (1927) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson Do Detectives Think? is an early Laurel and Hardy silent film. In fact, this is the first Laurel and Hardy short where Stan and Ollie wear their trademark derby hats.  The basic plot has an escaped murderer, “€œThe...
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