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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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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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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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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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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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The Midnight Patrol

Colorized photo from The Midnight Patrol, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
The Midnight Patrol (1933) Laurel and Hardy short film, starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy Sad to say, The Midnight Patrol was the first Laurel and Hardy movie that I’ve ever seen that I didn’t find very funny.  The basic plot has rookie policemen Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy on patrol, who are notified by the police dispatcher that thieves are...
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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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