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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 a 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)

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Review over...just kidding. Although, what more needs to be said. The Finishing Touch is for me the best Laurel & Hardy silent film so far. 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… 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, it appears that nobody's seen it since it's re-release back in the 1930s! Hats Off is a 'Lost Film' and the only Laurel & Hardy film missing in its entirety… Continue reading 15. Hats Off (1927)

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14. Call of the Cuckoo (1927)

Now, don't get too excited! Although the boys do appear in this film, it's not their film and their contribution, as wacky as it is, lasts only for a few minutes. The Hal Roach studio were very keen to push Laurel & Hardy, their 'new' comedy team, in front of the public as much as… 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)

What's this - Laurel & Hardy nude scenes?!! I thought that'd get your attention. Don't worry, although the boys are skinny dipping along with a number of other squaddies (ooh err!), their modesty is thankfully preserved and all is well hidden. 'With Love and Hisses' is once again a Hal Roach penned Stan Laurel comedy,… 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!