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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)

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A Visit to The Laurel & Hardy Museum, Ulverston

No self-respecting Laurel & Hardy fan can surely go on holiday to The Lake District and not call into Ulverston, the market town where Stan Laurel was born in 1890, and now the home of the 'world-famous' Laurel & Hardy Museum. What better place and what better way to pay homage to your heroes? At… Continue reading A Visit to The Laurel & Hardy Museum, Ulverston

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17. The Battle of the Century (1927)

Filmed: October 5 to October 29, 1927  Released: December 31, 1927  Produced by: Hal Roach  Directed by: Clyde Bruckman              Photographed by: George Stevens  Titles by: H.M. Walker Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Noah Young, Charlie Hall, Eugene Pallette, Dorothy Coburn, Anita Garvin It’s widely acknowledged that 1927 is… Continue reading 17. The Battle of the Century (1927)

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16. Putting Pants on Philip (1927)

Filmed: September 13 to September 23, 1927 Released: December 3, 1927 Produced by: Hal Roach Directed by: Clyde Bruckman Supervised by: Leo McCarey Photographed by: George Stevens Titles by: H.M. Walker Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dorothy Coburn, Harvey Clark, Sam Lufkin As the third picture made since their official announcement as a comedy… Continue reading 16. Putting Pants on Philip (1927)

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9. Now I’ll Tell One (1927) [Partly Lost Film] – Supporting Roles Only

  For many years Now I'll Tell One was a long-lost Charley Chase two-reeler, notable to Laurel and Hardy buffs as also starring Stan Laurel. As such, Laurel and Hardy's historians didn't pay too much attention to it. Until one fateful day in 1989, the second reel of the film was discovered by film expert… Continue reading 9. Now I’ll Tell One (1927) [Partly Lost Film] – Supporting Roles Only

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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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8. Sailors Beware! (1927)

I really like 'Sailors Beware!' Yes, it has all the frustrations of the majority of the pre-team films, primarily to do with the boys being cast as opponents of sorts and not portraying the fully developed Stan and Ollie characters that we want them to. But, there are some very funny gags, a great cast with super… Continue reading 8. Sailors Beware! (1927)

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7. With Love and Hisses (1927)

"A comedy with the "world's worst army" or Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy and Jimmy Finlayson, is now being produced by Hal Roach".  Motion Picture News, April 29th, 1927 On March 16th, 1927, just two days after filming began on With Love and Hisses, a new deal was signed between the Hal Roach Studios and MGM… Continue reading 7. With Love and Hisses (1927)

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6. Why Girls Love Sailors (1927)

“Oliver Hardy, Hal Roach contract player and motion picture golf champion, has been added to the cast of the latest Roach Star Comedy, an untitled sea story directed by Fred Guiol. The balance of the cast includes Stan Laurel, Viola Richard, Charles Althoff, Polly Moran, Malcolm Waite and others”. ‘Moving Picture World’ February 26th, 1927.… Continue reading 6. Why Girls Love Sailors (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. Babe's participation in the 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)