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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)

Putting Pants on Philip is a great comedy and a masterclass from Oliver Hardy!. As well as being my opinion, this also appears to be the general consensus from film fans, but the stand-out from this film, for me, is just how good Ollie is in it. He never appears to be going after laughs, he's… 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

Now I'll Tell One was a long lost Charley Chase comedy, which was marketed on the film's poster as starring Stan Laurel. As such, Laurel and Hardy historians didn't pay it too much attention, until that is, in 1989 the second reel of the film was uncovered by Film Researcher Dave Wyatt. To everyone's surprise, this… 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)

Filmed March 14 to March 30, 1927                                                                                                 … Continue reading 7. With Love and Hisses (1927)

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6. Why Girls Love Sailors (1927)

Filmed January 31 to March 19, 1927                                                                                              Produced by… 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'. 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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4. Slipping Wives (1927)

Filmed Oct 20, 1926, to Nov 3, 1926 Released April 3, 1927 Produced by Hal Roach,  Directed by Fred Guiol Photographed by George Stevens,  Titles by H.M. Walker Two Reels Main Cast: Priscilla Dean, Herbert Rawlinson, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Albert Conti   Despite not resembling a typical ‘Laurel and Hardy’ comedy in almost every… Continue reading 4. Slipping Wives (1927)

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3. Duck Soup (1927)

Filmed Sept 20, 1926 to October 2, 1926 Released March 13, 1927 Produced by Hal Roach, Directed by Fred Guiol Photographed by Floyd Jackman, Titles by H.M. Walker Two Reels, Main Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Madeline Hurlock, William Austin, James A. Marcus   Widely thought of as the first "Laurel & Hardy" film, Duck… Continue reading 3. Duck Soup (1927)