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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 Finishing Touch is for me the best film the boys had made up to this point. It is Stan and Ollie at their best - with a job to do. No need for complex plots or witty dialogue/title cards - this is what the boys are great at. It's why 'The Music Box' won… Continue reading 19. The Finishing Touch (1928)

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15. Hats Off (1927)

Hats Off could be the best Laurel & Hardy film EVER made! Having said that, it could also be the worst...you see the trouble is that nobody's seen it since it's re-release back in the 1930s! Hats Off is a 'Lost Film' and the only Laurel and Hardy film missing in its entirety from their… 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 Hundred Years (1927)

"New starring team uncorks riotous performance in first picture as comedy duo", was the headline of the Roach Studios' Press Sheet for Stan and Babe's thirteenth film in which they appeared together. Yes, finally somebody at the studio had realised just how good the boys were together (when they were actually 'together' and not trying to… Continue reading 13. The Second Hundred 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)

Filmed March 14 to March 30, 1927                                                                                                 … 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'. Ollie's action in this 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!