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23. Should Married Men Go Home? (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 the second film in a row) sit cuddling on the sofa, yet behind closed doors,… Continue reading 23. Should Married Men Go Home? (1928)

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19. The Finishing Touch (1928)

  "The story of two boys who went to school for nine years - and finished in the infants" "That clever comedy team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are keeping busy with a two-reeler built around house building. They are abetted in their mirthquake by Dorothy Coburn and Ed Kennedy. Clyde Bruckman is the… Continue reading 19. The Finishing Touch (1928)

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15. Hats Off! (1927)

Filmed August 19th to August 29th, 1927,  Released November 5th, 1927 Produced by Hal Roach,  Directed by Hal Yates, Supervised by Leo McCarey Photographed by George Stevens,  Titles by H.M. Walker Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Anita Garvin, Dorothy Coburn Last seen during its re-release back in the 1930s, Hats Off! now… Continue reading 15. Hats Off! (1927)

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14. Call of the Cuckoo (1927)

Filmed June 13th to June 22nd, 1927 Released October 15th, 1927 Produced by Hal Roach, Directed by Clyde A. Bruckman, Photographed by Floyd Jackman Titles by H. M. Walker,  Two Reels Main Cast: Max Davidson, Lillian Elliott, Spec O' Donnell, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, James Finlayson, Charlie Hall   The development of Stan… Continue reading 14. Call of the Cuckoo (1927)

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13. The Second 100 Years (1927)

Filmed June 11th to June 18th,1927 Released October 8th, 1927 Produced by Hal Roach, Directed by Fred Guiol Photographed by George Stevens, Titles by H. M. Walker Two Reels Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Tiny Sandford, Frank Brownlee "New starring team uncorks riotous performance in first picture as comedy duo" was the… Continue reading 13. The Second 100 Years (1927)

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10. Do Detectives Think? (1927)

At LAST!! As enjoyable as the first eight films were, this looks and feels like a proper Laurel & Hardy film! It's funny really that when you've watched the first films from the Lucky Dog forward to this point (and of course being teased in Duck Soup), and you then watch 'Do Detectives Think?' it's… Continue reading 10. Do Detectives Think? (1927)

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7. With Love and Hisses (1927)

"A comedy with the "world's worst army" or Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy and Jimmy Finlayson, is now being produced by Hal Roach".  Motion Picture News, April 29th, 1927 On March 16th, 1927, just two days after filming began on With Love and Hisses, a new deal was signed between the Hal Roach Studios and MGM… Continue reading 7. With Love and Hisses (1927)

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5. Love ‘Em and Weep (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. Babe's participation in the film is very limited indeed, with only about 45 seconds or so of screen time and hardly appearing in the same shot as Stan at all.  In… Continue reading 5. Love ‘Em and Weep (1927)

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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!