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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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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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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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50. Another Fine Mess (1930)

Filming began 22nd September, 1930. Released 29th November, 1930. Three reels. "Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy have many ups and downs...                                                               Mr. Hardy takes charge… Continue reading 50. Another Fine Mess (1930)

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49. Pardon Us (1930)

Since their official teaming in 'The Second Hundred Years' (1927), Laurel and Hardy's star had been continually rising. By the end of 1930, their two and three-reelers, in multiple languages, were universally loved by audiences, as well as the majority of critics all around the world. Their popularity was such that their short subjects were even… Continue reading 49. Pardon Us (1930)

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48. The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)

Although there are some hilarious moments in 'The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case', I feel that this film fails to live up to the standard of the majority of the boys' other shorts from their golden period. It's very subjective, of course, and I'm aware that there are many fans that count this film amongst their favourites,… Continue reading 48. The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)

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44. Blotto (1930)

'Blotto' is certainly a fan favourite, based on the amount of times I've seen clips posted on social media fan pages. This is mostly due to just one scene at the end of the film, where the boys are laughing uncontrollably, in the belief that they are drunk (or blotto).  It's quite an interesting film… Continue reading 44. Blotto (1930)

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43. Night Owls (1930)

Filming began October 30, 1929, to November 11, 1929 Released January 4, 1930, Two Reels                    Produced by Hal Roach, Directed by James Parrott, Photographed by George Stevens,  Sound by Elmer Raguse Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, James Finlayson, Anders Randolf After their brief… Continue reading 43. Night Owls (1930)

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20. From Soup to Nuts (1928)

One of the greatest elements that made Laurel and Hardy a huge success, not only during their own time but for every subsequent generation, is their ability to connect with the audience. They had/have the ability to win us over, to disarm us, to gain our sympathy and importantly to make us see a little… Continue reading 20. From Soup to Nuts (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)