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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 Gilbe

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?

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Million Dollar Legs (1932) starring W. C. Fields, Jackie Oakley, Susan Fleming

Million Dollar Legs

Million Dollar Legs (1932) starring W. C. Fields, Jackie Oakley, Susan Fleming

Synopsis of Million Dollar Legs

In Million Dollar LegsW. C. Fields is the president of the bankrupt nation of Klopstokia.  He needs 8,000,000 dollars, his daughter falls in love with a brush salesman, and his cabinet wants to overthrow him.  How can he solve all of these problems at once? By having Klopstokia win the 1932 Olympics! (more…)

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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 every opportunity.  And having to deal with the reluctant customer (more…)

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Charlie Chaplin as The Great Dictator, angrily giving a speech

The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator, starring Charlie ChaplinPaulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert

 The Great Dictator is possibly the most well-known of Charlie Chaplin’s films.  It was a timely satire on Nazism and fascism in general, and Adolph Hitler in particular. In it, Charlie Chaplin plays a double role:  Adenoid Hynkel, autocratic dictator of Tomania who blames the Jewish people for all of society’s ills.  And a Jewish Barber who happens to be the spitting image of Hynkel. (more…)

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The Rounders - starring Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle

The Rounders

The Rounders (1914) starring Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle

A silent film during Charlie Chaplin’s time with the Keystone studio, where Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle are inebriated husbands, who after being beaten up by their wives, sneak out for … more drinks!

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