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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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Blogcast Show Notes- Episode 18: Their Purple Moment with Richard W. Bann

LISTEN HERE OR ON YOUR FAVOURITE PODCAST PROVIDER In this bumper eighteenth episode, Patrick welcomes Laurel and Hardy and Hal Roach Studios expert Richard W. Bann to the Blogcast for the very first time. Richard is one of the foremost authorities on anything and everything connected to the Hal Roach Studios, including not only the… Continue reading Blogcast Show Notes- Episode 18: Their Purple Moment with Richard W. Bann

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22. Their Purple Moment

Filmed 15th February to 24th February 1928,  Released on 19th May 1928 With Mr and Mrs Hal Roach freshly departed on their marriage-saving around-the-world tour, the Culver City Studio was now dependent on Warren Doane, General Manager and Vice President, to steer the ship. Doane set to his task with determination. At the end of… Continue reading 22. Their Purple Moment

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62. The Music Box (1932)

"Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy decided to re-organize and re-supervise their entire financial structure - So they took the $3.80 and went into business". As The Great Depression continued into 1932, so too did the economy drive, instigated and enforced by Henry Ginsberg at the Roach studios. The artists, especially the Laurel and Hardy unit,… Continue reading 62. The Music Box (1932)

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61. Helpmates (1932)

Filmed: October 19th to October 26th, 1931 Released: January 23rd, 1932 Produced by Hal Roach Directed by James Parrott                 Photographed by Art Lloyd Dialogue by H.M. Walker Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Blanche Payson “When the cat's away - The mice start looking up telephone numbers”   "The round Oliver Hardy and the… Continue reading 61. Helpmates (1932)

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60. On the Loose (1931) (Cameo)

Filmed: October 5th to October 9th, 1931 Released: December 26th, 1931 Two Reels Produced by Hal Roach, Directed by Hal Roach Photographed by Len Powers, Dialogue by H.M. Walker Main Cast: ZaSu Pitts, Thelma Todd, John Loder, Claud Allister, William Gilbert, Charlie Hall, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy   By late 1931, Stan and Babe were… Continue reading 60. On the Loose (1931) (Cameo)

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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