'Wrong Again' is one of those films that I hadn't watched in ages and I'd forgotten just how good it is! If you haven't seen it before, or if it's been a while, I encourage you to watch it - it's classic Laurel & Hardy! Filmed at the end of November 1928, 'Wrong Again' was … Continue reading 29. Wrong Again (1929)
'Two Tars' is a spectacular return to form for Laurel & Hardy - and thank goodness for that! This is exactly what was required following the confusing and, without wanting to sound melodramatic, traumatic experience of watching the boys' previous film 'Early to Bed' (see the blog for details). What a relief to read the … Continue reading 25. Two Tars (1928)
Filmed during the Spring of 1928, the opening scene of 'Should Married Men Go Home?' is one in contrast to reality. Here we see a picture of domestic bliss, as Ollie and his wife (played by Kay Deslys, returning for a second film in a row) sit cuddling on the sofa, yet behind closed doors … Continue reading 23. Should Married Men Go Home? (1928)
The end of 1927 heralded a significant threat to Laurel & Hardy's careers, just as they were starting to take off. 'Leave 'Em Laughing' was released at the end of January 1928, but was written and filmed in October of the previous year - the very same month that saw the release, by Warner Bros., of … Continue reading 18. Leave ‘Em Laughing (1928)
It has to be said that 1927 was a pretty disastrous year for Laurel & Hardy. Why? I hear you wonder...well, five, yes FIVE of their films from this year were lost by the Hal Roach Studios. Thankfully most of these films have since been recovered, thanks to the efforts and dedication of committed individuals, … Continue reading 17. The Battle of the Century (1927)
One step forward and two steps back. That's how I can only describe the team's development when it comes to Love 'Em and Weep. Ollie's action in this film is very limited indeed, hardly sharing any screen time with Stan at all. Yet, neither is this a 'Stan Laurel comedy' either. To watch Love 'Em … Continue reading 5. Love ‘Em and Weep (1927)
Welcome to The Laurel & Hardy Blog. This is a place to share your thoughts, ideas and love for the boys and their work. Please feel free to join in the discussion. "Well, now that our troubles are over, where do we go from here...?" The recent successful release of the dramatised biopic by director … Continue reading There’s everything from soup to nuts folks; Come and get it!