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26. Habeas Corpus (1928)

The movie world was changing. The development of sound recording technology to accompany motion pictures had been building for some time, with Thomas Edison beginning attempts to invent a reliable method as early as 1891. On both sides of the Atlantic, many others followed suit over the years that followed. With various degrees of success,… Continue reading 26. Habeas Corpus (1928)

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Blogcast Show Notes – Episode 24: Habeas Corpus (1928) with Paul Castiglia and Randy Skretvedt

  Listen now by using the handy podcast player on the right of the screen, or by clicking HERE In a bumper Episode 24, the Blogcast has reached a pivotal moment in Laurel and Hardy’s cinematic history. Today’s film in focus, Habeas Corpus was not only the boys’ first out-and-out scare-comedy, but it was also… Continue reading Blogcast Show Notes – Episode 24: Habeas Corpus (1928) with Paul Castiglia and Randy Skretvedt

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Blogcast Show Notes- Episode 23: Bonus Blogcast – “Everything Comes From Karno” with David Crump

Listen now by using the handy podcast player on the right of the screen, or by clicking HERE Joining us on this special bonus edition of The Laurel & Hardy Blogcast is a man who has had a number of guises in his life, including as an actor, singer, and playwright, and to that list,… Continue reading Blogcast Show Notes- Episode 23: Bonus Blogcast – “Everything Comes From Karno” with David Crump

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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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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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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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55. Our Wife (1931)

Filming began March 9th, 1931. Released May 16th, 1931. Two Reels. Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Babe London, James Finlayson, Ben Turpin, Blanche Payson, Charlie Rogers Produced by Hal Roach, Directed by James W. Horne, Dialogue by H. M. Walker "Mr Hardy was making big preparations to get married -         … Continue reading 55. Our Wife (1931)

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54. Laughing Gravy (1931)

Filming began 2nd February 1931. Released 4th April 1931. Two and Three Reels Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall Produced by Hal Roach; Director: James W. Horne  "Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy stuck together through thick and thin -                             … Continue reading 54. Laughing Gravy (1931)

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53. The Stolen Jools (1931)

Filmed early 1931.   Released April 4th 1931.   Two Reels. Although Chickens Come Home was the first Laurel and Hardy picture to be released in 1931, it wasn't the first that the boys filmed. At the very start of the year Stan and Babe were loaned out, free of charge, to appear in a film that… Continue reading 53. The Stolen Jools (1931)

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52. Chickens Come Home (1931)

Filming began 30th December 1930. Released 9th January 1931. Three Reels Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Thelma Todd, James Finlayson Director: James W. Horne  "Every man has a past with some little indiscretion he would like to bury -            Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy have thirty or… Continue reading 52. Chickens Come Home (1931)