Laurel & Hardy

Tipping the hat to Laurel and Hardy’s Silent Shorts (1921 – 1929)

Angora Love, as well as being a typically funny Laurel & Hardy comedy, is also a very significant film in Stan & Ollie's canon, as it has the distinction of being the very last silent film they ever made together (with the exception of 'The Tree in a Test Tube' (1943), but that doesn't really… Continue reading Tipping the hat to Laurel and Hardy’s Silent Shorts (1921 – 1929)

Uncategorized

34. Angora Love (1929)

Well, this is it! Laurel & Hardy's farewell to silent pictures. The end of an era, the last of a dying breed. If you've joined us on the Blog's journey so far, or independently actually sat and watched each film in order (the order that they were made, not released), I hope you've gotten as… Continue reading 34. Angora Love (1929)

Laurel & Hardy

33. Bacon Grabbers (1929)

Filmed Feb 18 to Feb 27, 1929, Produced by Hal Roach Directed by Lewis R. Foster, Titles by H.M. Walker, Two Reels Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Jean Harlow, Charlie Hall Bacon Grabbers is a really solid Laurel and Hardy silent short. So, why then does it appear to be one of… Continue reading 33. Bacon Grabbers (1929)

Laurel & Hardy

32. Double Whoopee (1929)

Two of the most endearing of all Laurel & Hardy's qualities, to me at least, is their blind faith in their own abilities and their determination to succeed in whatever they're doing. No matter how suitable, or perhaps more appropriately, un-suitable they may be to the task at hand, they set about it with unwavering… Continue reading 32. Double Whoopee (1929)

Uncategorized

31. Big Business (1929)

"'Big Business' is regarded today as the greatest of all the Laurel & Hardy silent comedies", is the opening sentence to Randy Skretvedt's entry for this silent classic.  Glenn Mitchell in his 'Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia' goes even further to say "Big Business is probably the greatest comedy ever filmed...(and) is by far the more consistently… Continue reading 31. Big Business (1929)

Laurel & Hardy

30. That’s My Wife (1929)

"That's My Wife is one of the very best of the team's early pictures", at least so says Randy Skretvedt in his summing up of the film, and I have to agree with him. There are some films that make you smile, some that make you chuckle and then there are those that make you… Continue reading 30. That’s My Wife (1929)

Laurel & Hardy

21. You’re Darn Tootin’ (1928)

 The dawn of 1928 was a busy time for everyone at the Hal Roach Studios, and the wind of change was blowing across the ‘Lot of Fun’. In January, following stories circulated in the press about marital problems, Hal Roach took off for an extended vacation and didn’t return to Culver City until June. The… Continue reading 21. You’re Darn Tootin’ (1928)

Laurel & Hardy

20. From Soup to Nuts (1928)

"Newly Rich -- Mrs. Culpepper was an idol to the snobs -- And a pain in the neck to everybody else-“ Just two days after Christmas 1927, Stan and Babe were back at work on a studio stage and in front of the cameras. In response to their growing success, delivering Laurel and Hardy products… Continue reading 20. From Soup to Nuts (1928)

Laurel & Hardy

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)

Uncategorized

18. Leave ‘Em Laughing (1928)

"What's worse than an aching tooth at three in the morning?           - Two of them!" Since their first chance meeting in 1921, on the set of G.M. Anderson's, The Lucky Dog, Stan and Babe had danced a merry and protracted dance around each other, coming so close and yet remaining so… Continue reading 18. Leave ‘Em Laughing (1928)