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There’s everything from soup to nuts folks; Come and get it!

Welcome to the official home of The Laurel & Hardy Blog. The place to discover all you need to know about the films of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Each month I publish a new blog discussing a film in the Laurel and Hardy chronology. You can share your thoughts, ideas and love for the… Continue reading There’s everything from soup to nuts folks; Come and get it!

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59. Any Old Port (1932)

Filming began: September 14 to September 23, 1931, and November 9th to November 11th, 1931 Released: March 5, 1932, Two Reels Produced by Hal Roach  Directed by James W. Horne  Photographed by Art Lloyd  Dialogue by H.M. Walker Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Walter Long, Jacqueline Wells, Harry Bernard, Charlie Hall "In Port -… Continue reading 59. Any Old Port (1932)

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58. Beau Hunks (1931)

Filming began July 15, 1931 to August 11, 1931 Released December 12, 1931,   Four Reels Produced by Hal Roach, Directed by James W. Horne, Sound by Elmer Raguse Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charles Middleton, James W. Horne Beau Hunks, renamed Beau Chumps in the UK, is a unique film in the Laurel &… Continue reading 58. Beau Hunks (1931)

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57. One Good Turn (1931)

Filming began June 15th, 1931. Released October 31st, 1931. Two Reels Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mary Carr, James Finlayson, Billy Gilbert Produced by Hal Roach, Directed by James W. Horne, Sound by H. M. Walker   “Seeing America!                                       … Continue reading 57. One Good Turn (1931)

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56. Come Clean (1931)

Filming began May 7th, 1931. Released September 19th, 1931. Two Reels Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Gertrude Astor, Linda Loredo, Charlie Hall Produced by Hal Roach, Directed by James W. Horne, Sound by H. M. Walker "Mr. Hardy holds that every husband should tell his wife the whole truth - - Mr. Laurel… Continue reading 56. Come Clean (1931)

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Laurel & Hardy – The Definitive Restorations

It finally arrived! Ordered in April, released in the middle of June, shipping delayed due to a global pandemic and a tornado ripping the roof off of the Blu-Ray factory - it starts to sound like a Hal Roach Comedy in itself. But, four days into July and there it was on the doormat. The… Continue reading Laurel & Hardy – The Definitive Restorations

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55. Our Wife (1931)

Filming began March 9th, 1931. Released May 16th, 1931. Two Reels. Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Babe London, James Finlayson, Ben Turpin, Blanche Payson, Charlie Rogers Produced by Hal Roach, Directed by James W. Horne, Dialogue by H. M. Walker "Mr Hardy was making big preparations to get married -         … Continue reading 55. Our Wife (1931)

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54. Laughing Gravy (1931)

Filming began 2nd February 1931. Released 4th April 1931. Two and Three Reels Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall Produced by Hal Roach; Director: James W. Horne  "Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy stuck together through thick and thin -                             … Continue reading 54. Laughing Gravy (1931)

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53. The Stolen Jools (1931)

Filmed early 1931.   Released April 4th 1931.   Two Reels. Although Chickens Come Home was the first Laurel and Hardy picture to be released in 1931, it wasn't the first that the boys filmed. At the very start of the year Stan and Babe were loaned out, free of charge, to appear in a film that… Continue reading 53. The Stolen Jools (1931)

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52. Chickens Come Home (1931)

Filming began 30th December 1930. Released 9th January 1931. Three Reels Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Thelma Todd, James Finlayson Director: James W. Horne  "Every man has a past with some little indiscretion he would like to bury -            Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy have thirty or… Continue reading 52. Chickens Come Home (1931)

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51. Be Big! (1931)

Filming began 8th December 1930. Released 7th February 1931. Three Reels Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Isabelle Keith, Baldwin Cooke Director: James W. Horne  "Mr. Hardy is a man of great care, caution and discretion -                                 … Continue reading 51. Be Big! (1931)