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!
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)
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)
Filming began 22nd September, 1930. Released 29th November, 1930. Three reels. "Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy have many ups and downs... Mr. Hardy takes charge … Continue reading 50. Another Fine Mess (1930)
Since their official teaming in 'The Second Hundred Years' (1927), Laurel and Hardy's star had been continually rising. By the end of 1930, their two and three-reelers, in multiple languages, were universally loved by audiences, as well as the majority of critics all around the world. Their popularity was such that their short subjects were even … Continue reading 49. Pardon Us (1930)
Although there are some hilarious moments in 'The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case', I feel that this film fails to live up to the standard of the majority of the boys' other shorts from their golden period. It's very subjective, of course, and I'm aware that there are many fans that count this film amongst their favourites, … Continue reading 48. The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)
Following 'Below Zero', 'Hog Wild' is a return to the gag-packed comedy format that merrily bounces along to a jaunty soundtrack, and I would say, is arguably one of Laurel and Hardy's best short subjects. It's such a simple plot - Ollie has to fix a radio aerial onto his roof, oh yes...and to handicap … Continue reading 47. Hog Wild (1930)
It's not often I say this about a Laurel & Hardy film, but I find it very hard to laugh at much of 'Below Zero'. It's a very bleak, unfriendly, cold and at times downright violent affair, with the boys doing their utmost to weather storms of all kinds. In some ways, it could be … Continue reading 46. Below Zero (1930)