Movie reviews

Oliver the Eighth (1934) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch

Oliver the Eighth [Laurel and Hardy]

Oliver the Eighth (1934) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch Synopsis of Oliver the Eighth In Oliver the Eighth, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are working as barbers.  Ollie responds to a newspaper ad and leaves to wed a wealthy widow.  Stan tags along later, upset since Oliver beat him to it! Mae Busch plays the diabolical […]

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Wrong Again (1929), starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Wrong Again

Wrong Again (1929), starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy Synopsis of Wrong Again In Wrong Again, the boys mistake a horse named Blue Boy for the painting named Blue Boy. And try to return the stolen Blue Boy for the reward …

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In Should Married Men Go Home? Stan Laurel invites himself into Oliver Hardy's home, causes chaos, takes Ollie golfing, creates more chaos - mud fight!

Should Married Men Go Home? [Laurel and Hardy]

Should Married Men Go Home? (1928) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Charlie Hall Synopsis In Should Married Men Go Home?, an unexpected visit from Stan Laurel creates moments of awkwardness for Oliver Hardy and his wife, until Ollie agrees to join Stan on the golf course. Once there, the leisurely outing turns into […]

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Angora Love - Laurel and Hardy's final silent film for Hal Roach, where they're "adopted" by a goat that nearly gets them evicted

Angora Love (1929) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Charlie Hall

Synopsis In Angora Love (1929) Stanley and Oliver are adopted by a runaway goat, whose noise and aroma in turn get the goat of their suspicious landlord. Attempts to bathe the smelly animal result in a waterlogged free-for-all

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Busy Bodies (1933) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall

Busy Bodies

Busy Bodies (1933) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall Synopsis of Busy Bodies Being employed as carpenters, Stanley and Oliver stumble through a hilarious parade of self-inflicted mishaps, only to retreat hastily … and drive their car into a band saw! It’s a very funny short film – one of their very best. It’s […]

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Towed in a Hole (1932), starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert

Towed in a Hole

Towed in a Hole (1932), starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert Synopsis of Towed in a Hole Traveling fish peddlers Laurel and Hardy – crabs a specialty – devise a big business idea: buy a dilapidated old boat to fix up and “eliminate the middle-man.” What could possibly go wrong in Towed in a Hole? Especially when […]

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The Music Box (1932), starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert

The Music Box [Laurel and Hardy]

The Music Box (1932), starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert Synopsis of The Music Box  In The Music Box, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are furniture movers with a simple task.  All they have to do is deliver a piano.  Up a long flight of steps.  While the piano keeps rolling down the steps at […]

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Jitterbugs (1943) starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Bob Bailey, Vivian Blaine

Jitterbugs

Jitterbugs (1943) starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Bob Bailey, Vivian Blaine Jitterbugs is, hands down, one of the funniest Laurel and Hardy films that I’ve ever seen. The jitterbug ending, especially, is laugh out loud hilarious — literally. The movie begins with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy driving across the country as not-too-successful musicians, and are […]

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The Dancing Masters, starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

The Dancing Masters

The Dancing Masters, starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Trudy Marshall, Robert Bailey, Margaret Dumont Editorial review of The Dancing Masters courtesy of Amazon.com This Laurel and Hardy vehicle casts Stan and Ollie as the proprietors of the “Arthur Hurry” dance studio. Despite a rather sizeable student body, the boys would starve to death were it not for their […]

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Laurel and Hardy's comedy, The Bohemian Girl

The Bohemian Girl

The Bohemian Girl (1936) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, James Finlayson, Thelma Todd Many people think of The Bohemian Girl as the answer to the trivia question, “What was Thelma Todd‘s final film?”  €”And that’s a crying shame.  The Bohemian Girl is actually one of my favorite Laurel and Hardy films, for several […]

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