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Laurel  and  Hardy


Laurel & Hardy wearing pointy duncecaps         Laurel & Hardy as dancers        Laurel & Hardy {possibly from "Busy Bodies" [1933 sound short]}

Laurel & Hardy duo laughing      Laurel & Hardy duo shushing

                  the story
Stan Laurel [1890-1965]
Oliver Hardy [1892-1957]

L&H links
L&H recordings
books about L&H

video & DVD Collections
selected L&H films
films about L&H


         The comedy team of Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy formed in 1927. {Their separate lives and careers are covered below.} While they had worked together several times previously, it was their partnership under the guidance of producer-director Hal Roach that brought fame and success. They worked under contract with Roach from 1926 until 1940. (The studio was shut down and rented out to the U.S. Army's First Motion Picture Unit during World War II.)
         Laurel & Hardy appeared in eight movies at Fox & M.G.M. from 1941-1944. They made no films from 1945 to 1951, but instead toured Europe with a stage show. Their last film, "Utopia" aka "Atoll K" [1951], was made in France, shortly after which the team retired from both screen & stage.

         The career of the Laurel & Hardy team covered the full range of cinema. From silent one- and two-reelers – "The Second Hundred Years" [June 1927] was their first film as the Stan & Ollie characters; "Putting Pants On Philip" [Dec 1927] was their first billing as the Laurel & Hardy comedy team – to sound shorts – "Unaccustomed As We Are" [1929] – to feature films – "Pardon Us" [1931] was their first starring feature – and two rare appearances on television in 1951 & 1955.
         In total, Laurel & Hardy appeared together in 106 films. They starred in 32 short silent films, 40 short sound films, 23 full-length feature films, and in the remaining 11 films made a guest or cameo appearance.

team entry at Wikipedia
'Laurel & Hardy Official Website' by KirchMedia Gruppe of Germany

browse Silent Film / Comedy on DVD category at Amazon
browse Comedy on DVD 'up to 1960' at Amazon
Laurel & Hardy movie posters catalog at AllPosters.com


                                          

sepia portrait of Stan Laurel
Stan  Laurel  [1890-1965]
Stan Laurel was born Arthur Stanley Jefferson on 16 June 1890 in Ulverston, England; he died on 23 February 1965.

browse Stan Laurel on DVD
Stan Laurel credits (almost 300!) on Internet Movie Database

Stan Laurel posters at AllPosters.com
Stan Laurel entry at Wikipedia
Stan Laurel filmography page at Wikipedia

Stan Laurel Correspondence Archive Project
Stan Laurel Photo Gallery at Silent Gents website

"Salute To Stan Laurel" [CBS-TV special Nov 1965]
Directed by Seymour Berns; all-star cast; video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

The Comedy World of Stan Laurel bio by John McCabe  "The Comedy World of Stan Laurel" [1974]
by John McCabe

Past Times Publng 8½x5½ pb [7/90] out of print/used
Past Times Publng 9x5½ hardcover [7/90] out of print/used

"On The Trail of The Comedy Mine: A History of Stan Laurel"
[Laurel & Hardy Museum U.K. video 1994]
Hosted by Bill Cubin; video/DVD not available; credits from IMDb

Slapstick Symposium Stan Laurel Collection box sets  "Slapstick Symposium Stan Laurel Collection"
Volume 1 includes 17 comedy shorts, 1923-25
Kino Video DVD set [8/2004] 2 discs for $26.99
Volume 2 includes 21 comedy shorts, 1918-26
Kino Video DVD set [6/2008] 2 discs for $26.99

"Nuts In May" two-reel comedy [1917] = Stan's first film

"Just Rambling Along" [Rolin/Pathé Nov 1918]
Directed by Hal Roach, starring Stan Laurel & James Parrott

"Hustling For Health" [1919] with Stan Laurel
"Roughest Africa" [1923] starring Stan Laurel
"The Soilers" [1923] starring Stan Laurel
"Mud and Sand" [1922] starring Stan Laurel
"Oranges and Lemons" [1923] with Stan Laurel
"West of Hot Dog" [1924] with Stan Laurel
"Yes, Yes, Nanette" [1925] starring Oliver Hardy, co-directed by Stan Laurel

"Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde" silent two-reeler
[Standard/Selznick July 1925]
A lampoon of John Barrymore's 1920 feature "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", based on the 1886 novella by
Robert Louis Stevenson; esteemed Victorian scientist Dr. Pyckle uses himself as a guinea pig in experiments with
a new drug that changes him into a compulsive prankster. Produced & co-directed by Joe Rock; co-directed by
Scott Pembroke; starring Stan Laurel, Julie Leonard & Pete the Dog
credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch free online [19:42] at Internet Archive


"Wandering Papas" [1926] with Oliver Hardy & Clyde Cook, directed by Stan Laurel

Stan & Ollie worked together at Hal Roach Studios from 1927 to 1940 and later at M.G.M. & Fox


                                          

sepia portrait of Oliver Hardy
Oliver  Hardy  [1892-1957]
Oliver Norvell Hardy was born on 18 January 1892 in Harlem, Georgia USA; he died on 7 August 1957.

browse Oliver Hardy on DVD
Oliver Hardy credits (almost 500!) on Internet Movie Database

Oliver Hardy posters at AllPosters.com
Oliver Hardy entry at Wikipedia
Oliver Hardy filmography page at Wikipedia

Oliver Hardy Festival [Oct 2008 = #20] in Harlem, GA
Oliver Hardy bio page at the Laurel & Hardy Museum
Oliver Hardy Photo Gallery at Silent Gents website

Babe The Life of Oliver Hardy bio by John McCabe  "Babe: The Life of Oliver Hardy" [1989]
by John McCabe

Anova Books 7½x5 pb [8/2004] out of print/used
Robson Books Ltd. hardcover [1/98] out of print/used

Slapstick Symposium Oliver Hardy Collection box sets  "Slapstick Symposium Too: Oliver Hardy Collection" [2005]
Kino Video b&w DVD [9/2005] 2 disks for $21.99
8 comedy shorts, 1922-1926 inluding "Along Came Auntie" [1926],
"Crazy To Act" [1927], "Forty-Five Minutes From Hollywood" [Hal
Roach 1926], "Hop To It!" [1925], "The Sawmill" [1922], "Should
Sailors Marry?" [1925], "The Show" [1922] & "Stick Around" [1925]

"The Sawmill" [1922] with Oliver Hardy & Larry Semon
"The Show" [1922] with Oliver Hardy & Larry Semon
"Kid Speed" [1924] with Oliver Hardy & Larry Semon
"Hop To It!" [1925] with Oliver Hardy & Bobby Ray
"Stick Around" [1925] with Oliver Hardy & Bobby Ray
"Yes, Yes, Nanette" [1925] starring Oliver Hardy, co-directed by Stan Laurel
"Should Sailors Marry?" [1925] with Oliver Hardy & Clyde Cook /tt0159755/
"Isn't Life Terrible" [July 1925] starring Charley Chase, with Oliver Hardy & Fay Wray
"Long Fliv The King" [June 1926] b&w silent starring Charley Chase & Oliver Hardy
"Be Your Age" [Nov 1926] starring Charley Chase & Oliver Hardy
"Thundering Fleas" [1926] starring Charley Chase, with Oliver Hardy & the 'Our Gang' kids
"Crazy Like A Fox" [1926 b&w silent] starring Charley Chase, with Oliver Hardy
"Wandering Papas" [1926] with Oliver Hardy & Clyde Cook, directed by Stan Laurel
"Along Came Auntie" [1926] starring Oliver Hardy /tt0016600/

"Bromo and Juliet" two-reeler [Sept 1926] /tt0149965/
starring Charley Chase & Oliver Hardy

"Crazy To Act" [1927] starring Oliver Hardy /tt0246538/

Stan & Ollie worked together at Hal Roach Studios from 1927 to 1940 and later at M.G.M. & Fox

Zenobia solo feature starring Oliver Hardy  "Zenobia" [Hal Roach / United Artists April 1939]
A circus owner asks a country doctor to heal a sick elephant; the animal is so grateful that it follows the doctor everywhere. Directed by Gordon Douglas; starring Oliver Hardy {without SL}, Harry Langdon, Billie Burke, Alice Brady, Jean Parker, Stepin Fetchit & Hattie McDaniel
Starz / Anchor Bay b&w VHS [10/97] for $19.99
full credits from IMDb
              

Laurel & Hardy  Links

team entry at Wikipedia
Laurel & Hardy Films page at Wikipedia
Hal Roach [1892-1992] Page
'Laurel & Hardy Official Website' by KirchMedia Gruppe of Germany
Laurel & Hardy Museum [est. 2002] in Harlem, GA
U.K. Laurel & Hardy Museum [est. 1983] in Ulverston, Cumbria
Laurel & Hardy Archive in Düsseldorf, Germany {in English & German}
Laurel & Hardy Museum in Solingen, Germany {in English & German}

Laurel & Hardy movie posters catalog at AllPosters.com

Laurel & Hardy Central fansite [est. 1998]
'Unaccustomed As We Are' Laurel & Hardy tribute site [est. 12/1998]
http://www.thecbarchive.com/CDTC/Pages/DellLaurel.html (gone? 11/2008)
Laurel & Hardy Magazine of U.K.
Wax Apple Laurel & Hardy fansite

Laurel & Hardy Forum fansite

'escutcheon' of the Intl. Sons of The Desert Society
Intl. Laurel & Hardy Society (Founding Tent)
SoTD - Way Out West Tent #5 (est. 1967; Los Angeles area Chapter)
SoTD - Busy Bodies Tent (Oasis 29) in Albuquerque, NM
SoTD - Laughing Gravy Tent (Oasis #47 est. 1981) in Tingley, Wakefield, U.K.
SoTD - Laughing Gravy Tent (Oasis #167 est. 1995) in Birmingham, U.K.
SoTD - Night Owls Tent (Oasis 227) in Dallas, Texas
SoTD - Block-Heads Tent (Oasis 254) in Los Lunas, New Mexico

International Convention of The Sons of The Desert [July 2014 = #19] in Hollywood, California


Laurel & Hardy  Recordings

Original Laurel & Hardy Music CD set by The Beau Hunks  (cover art by R. Crumb)  "The Beau Hunks Play The Original Laurel & Hardy Music - including LeRoy Shield's familiar stock themes from Hal Roach films" [1993]
Movies Select Video music CD [1993] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
Laurel & Hardy Songs & Sketches From The Hal Roach Films album on CD  "E.M.I. Comedy: Laurel & Hardy, Songs and Sketches From The Hal Roach Films" [2000]
E.M.I. Intl. audio CD [9/2000] 21 tracks for $16.92
Laurel & Hardy soundtrack album  "Legends of The 20th Century: Laurel & Hardy" [2002]
E.M.I. Intl. soundtrack CD [3/2002] 27 tracks - out of prodn/used
songs & skits from Laurel & Hardy movies; highlights include "The Trail of The Lonesome Pine', 'Way Down South' & 'At The Ball, That's All' from "Way Out West" and 'Lazy Moon' from "Pardon Us", plus rare 8-minute routine of Hardy trying to thank the people of the United Kingdom during a visit there as Laurel keeps interrupting him

Laurel & Hardy At The Ball album on CD  "Laurel & Hardy: At The Ball" [2004]
Pegasus audio CD [3/2004] 15 tracks for $11.99
fifteen digitally-enhanced archive recordings including 'At The Ball', 'Honolulu Baby', 'Lazy Moon', 'Never Mind Bo Peep', 'Shine On Harvest Moon' & 'The Trail of The Lonesome Pine'
Laurel & Hardy Another Fine Mess album on CD  "Laurel & Hardy: Another Fine Mess (of original recordings, digitally remastered)" [2007]
import audio CD [8/2007] 22 tracks for $7.49
includes material from "Beau Hunks", "Flying Deuces", "Sons of The Desert", "Swiss Miss", "Way Out West" and other films


Books  About  Laurel & Hardy

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Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy biography by John McCabe  "Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy: An Affectionate Biography" [1961]
by John McCabe

Plume 7x5 pb [11/85] out of print/used
Signet 7x5 pb [1/68] out of print/used
Doubleday hardcover [1961] out of print/used
Laurel & Hardy / They're Still Funny book by Rick Helley  "Laurel and Hardy: They're Still Funny" [1977]
by Rick Helley

Bookstand Publng 8¼x5 pb [5/2008] for $13.95
Laurel and Hardy Murders novel by Marvin Kaye  "The Laurel and Hardy Murders: [1977]
by Marvin Kaye (one-time president of Sons of The Desert)

After learning that women are not allowed to belong to the rowdy Laurel & Hardy fan society 'Sons of The Desert', amateur sleuth Hilary Quayle sneaks into their convention in time to witness an onstage murder.
Wildside Press 9x6 pb [6/2001] for $14.95
J. Curley hardcover [5/79] out of print/used
Dutton hardcover [1977] out of print/used

Great 20th Century Comedy Teams  "Two For The Show: Great 20th Century Comedy Teams" [1979]
by Lonnie Burr

Chapters/topics include Abbott & Costello, Amos & Andy, Bob & Ray, Burns & Allen, Burns & Schreiber, Cheech & Chong, Fibber McGee & Molly, Laurel & Hardy, Martin & Lewis, The Marx Brothers, Nichols & May, Reiner & Brooks, Rowan & Martin, Smith & Dale, The Smothers Brothers, Stiller & Meara, and The Three Stooges
Authors Guild BackInPrint 8½x5½ pb [6/2000] for $16.95
Julian Messner hardcover [5/79] out of print/used
Laurel & Hardy Magic Behind the Movies book by Randy Skretvedt  
"Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind The Movies" [1987]
by Randy Skretvedt

Past Times Publng 8¾x6 pb [1/94] for $18.85
Moonstone Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/87] out of print/used
Cinematic World of Laurel and Hardy book by Scott Allen Nollen  "Boys: The Cinematic World of Laurel and Hardy" [1989]
by Scott Allen Nollen, Foreword by John McCabe

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [3/2001] for $35.00
McFarland & Co. 9½x6½ library hardcover [9/89] out of print/used
Laurel & Hardy biography by Annie McGarry  "Laurel & Hardy" biography [1993]
by Annie McGarry

Book Sales 12½x9½ hardcover [9/92] out of print/used
Magna Books hardcover [10/93] out of print/used
Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia  "The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia" [1995]
by Glenn Mitchell

Reynolds & Hearn 2nd edition 7¾x5 pb [12/2008] for $16.47
Batsford 9¾x7½ pb [6/2003] out of print/used
Laurel & Hardy Trivia & Film Facts book by Robert & Tracie McFerren  "Laurel and Hardy in 'Big Quizness': Trivia & Film Facts On The Boys" [1999]
by Robert & Tracie McFerren

Plumtree Publng 8½x5¼ pb [7/99] out of print/used
Laurel & Hardy / Life & Magic book by Harry Hoppe  "Laurel and Hardy: Life and Magic" [2001] by Harry Hoppe
Trescher-Reihe Kultur 11¾x8½ pb [11/2001] for $36.85
150 photographs of Laurel & Hardy (with text in English and German), as compiled by the manager of the Laurel & Hardy Archive in Düsseldorf, Germany
Stan & Ollie The Double Life of Laurel & Hardy book by Simon Louvish  "Stan and Ollie: The Roots of Comedy - The Double Life of Laurel and Hardy" [2002] by Simon Louvish
St. Martin's Griffin 8frac12x5¾ pb [6/2005] for $12.21
Thomas Dunne Books 8frac12x5¾ hardcover [12/2002] out of print/used
The Art of Laurel & Hardy Films book by Kyp Harness  "The Art of Laurel and Hardy: Graceful Calamity In The Films" [2006]
by Kyp Harness

McFarland & Co. 8¾x6 pb [3/2006] for $35.00
Pocket Essential Laurel & Hardy book by Brian J. Robb  "The Pocket Essential Laurel & Hardy" [2008]
by Brian J. Robb

Pocket Essentials mass pb [9/2008] for $9.95
Laurel & Hardy From The Forties Forward book by Scott MacGillivray  "Laurel & Hardy: From The Forties Forward - Second Edition, Revised & Expanded" [orig 1998, rev 2009]
by Scott MacGillivray

iUniverse 9x6 pb [11/2009] for $21.55
iUniverse 9x6 hardcover [11/2009] for $33.95



Laurel & Hardy  Video & DVD  Collections

"Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy: The Essential Collection"
Laurel & Hardy Essential Collection DVD box set   R.H.I./Shout! Factory b&w DVD set [10/2011] ten disks for $66.86
contains 58 short & feature sound films produced by Hal Roach; extras include trailers, two featurettes "On Location With The Boys" and "A Tribute to Laurel & Hardy", film guide booklet, and Laurel & Hardy guest appearances; favorites mentioned include "A Chump At Oxford" [1940 feature] two versions; "Another Fine Mess" [1930]; "Block-Heads" [1938 feature]; "The Bohemian Girl" [1936 feature]; "Brats" [1930]; "Busy Bodies" [1933]; "Helpmates"
[1932]; "Hog Wild" [1930]; Oscar-winner "The Music Box" [1932]; "Pardon Us" [1931]; "Saps At Sea" [1940 feature]; "Sons of The Desert" [1933 feature] with Charley Chase; "Their First Mistake" [1932]; "Towed In A Hole" [1932]; and "Way Out West" [1937 feature]

"Masters  of  Comedy:  The  Ultimate  Collection"
Ultimate Masters of Comedy Collection DVD box set   St. Clair Ent. DVD set [8/2007] 6 disks for $9.73
33 films on 6 disks, including five with Laurel & Hardy – "The Lucky Dog" [1921]; "The Stolen Jools" aka "The Slippery Pearls" [1931] co-starring Buster Keaton, the 'Our Gang' kids & other stars; "The Flying Deuces" [1939]; "Tree In A Test Tube" [1943]; "Utopia" aka "Atoll K" [1951]; – AND "Mud and Sand" [1922] starring SL; "The Sawmill" [1922] with OH & Larry Semon; "Oranges and Lemons" [1923] with SL; "Kid Speed" [1924] with OH & Larry Semon; "West of Hot Dog" [1924] with SL; "Hop To It!" [1925] with OH & Bobby Ray; "Stick Around"
[1925] with OH & Bobby Ray; "Yes, Yes, Nanette" [1925] starring OH, co-directed by SL; "Wandering Papas"
[1926] with OH & Clyde Cook, directed by SL

WITH OTHER COMEDY FILMS starring Abbott & Costello, Amos & Andy, The East Side Kids, Billy Gilbert, Buster Keaton, Bela Lugosi, Olsen & Johnson, The Ritz Brothers, The Three Stooges, and Wheeler & Woolsey – PLUS extras including radio shows, photo galleries & stunt reels

"M.G.M. Laurel & Hardy Double Feature"
Air Raid Wardens [1943] & Nothing But Trouble [1944] Laurel & Hardy Double Feature DVD  includes the two feature films that Laurel & Hardy made at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Studios
: "Air Raid Wardens" [April 1943] and "Nothing But Trouble" [Dec 1944]

Warner Home Video b&w DVD [11/2006] for $13.49

Fox's "The Laurel and Hardy Collection"
The Laurel and Hardy Collection from Fox   Volume 1: Fox b&w DVD [4/2006] 3 disks for $26.99
contains three Fox features: "The Big Noise" [1944]; "Great Guns" [1941] co-starring Dick Nelson & Sheila Ryan; and "Jitterbugs" [1943] co-starring Vivian Blaine & Lee Patrick; extras include photo gallery, newsreels & theatrical trailers
Volume 2: Fox b&w DVD [9/2006] 3 disks for $26.99
contains three Fox features: "A-Haunting We Will Go" [1942], contender for L&H's worst film, co-starring Dante the Magician, Sheila Ryan & Elisha Cook Jr.; "The Bullfighters" [Fox 1945] co-directed by Stan laurel; and "The Dancing Masters" [1943]; extras include photo gallery, newsreels, trailers & the documentary "Laurel & Hardy: The Fox Years" [2006]

"The  Laurel  •OR•  Hardy  Collection"
Laurel OR Hardy Collection  The solo films of Laurel and Hardy, hosted by Rob Stone
Passport Video b&w DVD set [2/2006] 5 disks for $26.99
includes: Oliver Hardy solo roles: "The Hobo" [1917], "The Rogue" [1918], "Should Sailors Marry?" [1925] with Clyde Cook, and "Crazy To Act" [1927]; teamed with writer-director-actor Larry Semon in "The Bakery"
[1921], "The Bellhop" [1921], "Golf" [1922], "The Sawmill" [1922], "Her Boyfriend" [1924], and "Kid Speed"
[1924]; teamed with Bobby Ray in "Hop To It, Bellhop" [1925] and "Stick Around" [1925]; teamed with Charley Chase in "Her Near Sighted Father" [1920], "Isn't Life Terrible?" [1925], "Crazy Like A Fox"
[1926], and "Long Fliv The King" [1926]; plus "Thundering Fleas" [1926] with Charley Chase & the Our Gang kids;
Stan Laurel solo roles: "Just Rambling Along" [1918], "Frauds & Frenzies" [1918], "Mixed Nuts"
[1922], "Mud & Sand" [1922], "Kill Or Cure" [1923], "Pick & Shovel" [1923], "The Soilers" [1923], "White Wings" [1923], "Smithy" [1924], "West of Hot Dog" [1924], "Dr. Pyckle & Mr. Pride" [1925], and "The Sleuth" [1925];
plus "Chasing The Chaser" [1925] directed by SL, "Wandering Papas" [1926] directed by SL, starring OH & Clyde Cook, and "Forty-Five Minutes From Hollywood" [1926] with SL & OH & Theda Bara

companion book "Laurel OR Hardy: The Solo Films of
Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy" [1996] by Rob Stone
Split Reel 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/96] out of print/used

"Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy:  Early  Silent  Classics"
Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy Early Silent Classics DVD collection   reviewers on Amazon suggest that these are lesser quality transfers than on other sets, but then the earlier sets are available only from the used department
Volume 1: Alpha Video DVD [2/2005] for $7.98
includes "The Lucky Dog" [1921] with both L&H; "The Sawmill" [1922] with OH & Larry Semon; "Kid Speed" [1924] with OH & Larry Semon; "Hop To It, Bellhop" [1925] with OH & Bobby Ray; "The Paperhanger's Helper" aka "Stick Around" [1925] with OH & Bobby Ray; and "Yes, Yes, Nanette"
[1925] starring OH, co-directed by SL

Volume 2: Alpha Video DVD [2/2005] for $7.98
includes "The Hobo" [1917] with OH & Billy West; "The Show" [1922] with OH & Larry Semon; "The Soilers" [1923] with SL & James Finlayson; "White Wings" [1923] with SL; "Should Sailors Marry?"
[1925] with OH & Clyde Cook; and "Thundering Fleas" [1926] with OH & the Our Gang kids

Volume 3: Alpha Video DVD [2/2005] for $7.98
includes "Short Kilts" [1924] with SL & Jimmy Finlayson; "Smithy" [1924[ with SL & Jimmy Finlayson; "Along Came Auntie" [1926] with OH; "The Stolen Jools" [1931] with L&H cameo; "Tree In a Test Tube" [1943 color]; PLUS home movies from Stan's daughter
Volume 4: Alpha Video DVD [2/2005] for $7.98
includes "Mud and Sand" [1923] with SL; "Oranges and Lemons" [1923] with SL; "West of Hot Dog" [1924] with SL; "Bromo and Juliet" [1926] with OH & Charley Chase; and "Crazy Like A Fox" [1926] with OH & Charley Chase

"The  Laurel & Hardy  Collection"
Laurel & Hardy Collection on Region 2 DVDs   Universal Pictures U.K. DVD set [5/2004] 21 disks for for £38.78 at Amazon U.K.
This excellent collection is available only on Region 2 DVDs (European PAL format television). Why not available in USA Region 1 DVDs? No doubt the usual 'legal rights conflict' cop-out. Note also that 20 disks are available separately, but not the 21st Bonus Disk

Passport's "Laurel & Hardy Collection 5-Pack"
Passport's Laurel & Hardy Collection DVD 5-Pack   Passport b&w/color DVD set [10/2007] 5 disks for $17.99
Passport b&w/color DVD set [7/2003] 5 disks - out of prodn/used
includes "The Lucky Dog" [1921 short] starring Stan (with Ollie); "Be Big!" [1930 short]; "March of The Wooden Soldiers" [1934 musical feature]; "Flying Deuces" [1939 feature]; "Utopia" aka 'Atoll K' [1950 feature]; their appearance on the "This Is Your Life" TV show [1955], and the P.B.S. documentary "Laurel and Hardy At The Movies" [2003]

"The  Lost  Films  of  Laurel & Hardy:
The  Complete  Collection"
Complete Lost Films of Laurel & Hardy  Vol. 1: Image Ent. b&w DVD [12/98] out of prodn/used
Vol. 2: Image Ent. b&w DVD [12/98] out of prodn/used
Vol. 3: Image Ent. b&w DVD [6/99] out of prodn/used
Vol. 4: Image Ent. b&w DVD [1/2000] out of prodn/used
Vol. 5: Image Ent. b&w DVD [3/2000] out of prodn/used
Vol. 6: Image Ent. b&w DVD [4/2000] out of prodn/used
Vol. 7: Image Ent. b&w DVD [5/2000] out of prodn/used
Vol. 8: Image Ent. b&w DVD [10/2000] out of prodn/used
Vol. 9: Image Ent. b&w DVD [9/2000] out of prodn/used

"Laurel & Hardy  Classic  Shorts  Collection"
Laurel and Hardy Classic Shorts   Volume 1: Hollywood's Attic DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
"The Music Box" [1932], "County Hospital" [1932], "Twice Two" [1933] & "The Live Ghost" [1934]
Volume 2: Hollywood's Attic DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
"Blotto" [1930], "Brats" [1930], "Hog Wild" [1930] & "Towed In A Hole" [1932]
Volume 3: Hollywood's Attic DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
"Their First Mistake" [1932], "Busy Bodies" [1933], "Dirty Work" [1933] & "Oliver The 8th" [1934]
Volume 4: Hollywood's Attic DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
"Another Fine Mess" [1930], "Come Clean" [1931], "Laughing Gravy" [1931] & "Any Old Port" [1932]
Volume 5: Hollywood's Attic DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
"The Perfect Day" [1929], "Night Owls" [1930], "Be Big" [1931] & "Helpmates" [1932]
Volume 6: Hollywood's Attic DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
"Our Wife" [1931], "Them Thar Hills" [1934], "The Fixer Uppers" [1935] & "Tit For Tat" [1935]



Selected  Laurel & Hardy  Films

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Laurel & Hardy Films page at Wikipedia

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Complete Films Of Laurel & Hardy book by William K. Everson  
"The Complete Films Of Laurel & Hardy" [1974]
by William K. Everson

Citadel Press 11x8½ pb [6/2000] out of print/many used
Citadel Press hardcover [4/74] out of print/used
Following The Comedy Trail Film Locations book by Leon Smith  "Following The Comedy Trail: A Guide To Laurel & Hardy
and Our Gang Film Locations" [1984]
by Leon Smith

Kindle Edition from P.G.W. [11/88 edition] for $9.99
Pomegranate Press 7½x9½ pb [11/88] out of print/used

"The Lucky Dog"
[Metro Pictures Corp. Oct 1921 silent]
The Lucky Dog silent short starring Stan Laurel  Filmed in 1919, not released until 1921; the first appearance of Stan & Ollie in the same film, though not as a team. Stan picks up a stray dog and is accused by the owners of 'dog-napping'; Ollie is a crook who holds Stan up at gunpoint and later tries to scam the family of Stan's new girlfriend. A half-length version circulated for some time, until William K. Everson discovered some missing elements; different versions on DVD exist with or without title cards. Produced by 'Broncho Billy' Anderson; directed by Jess Robbins; starring Stan Laurel, with Florence Gillet, Oliver Hardy, Clyde Cook & Jack Lloyd
available on DVD within several collections above
full credits from IMDb

"Forty-Five Minutes From Hollywood"
[Hal Roach/Pathé Dec 1926 silent]
French main title card for "Forty-Five Minutes From Hollywood" [1926]  Stan & Ollie's first film for Hal Roach, but not yet as the Laurel & Hardy team. A family of innocents visiting Hollywood see a bank robbery and think that it is a movie being filmed; the young man steps in, the crooks grab him, and he later wakes up in a hotel room dressed in a woman's clothes. Directed by Fred Guiol; written by Hal Roach; starring Glenn Tryon, Charlotte Mineau, Rube Clifford, Molly O'Day, Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel & Tiny Sandford, with cameos by Johnny Downs, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Theda Bara & others
available on DVD within several collections above
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Duck Soup" [Hal Roach/Pathé March 1927 silent]
{parts of this film are lost}
Produced by Hal Roach; directed by Fred Guiol; starring L&H; full credits from IMDb

"The Second Hundred Years" [Hal Roach/M.G.M. June 1927 silent]
Their first film as the Stan & Ollie characters; produced by Hal Roach;
directed by Fred Guiol; starring L&H; full credits from IMDb

"Hats Off" [Hal Roach/M.G.M. Nov 1927 silent]
{this film is considered lost}
still photo from the 1927 Laurel & Hardy silent short "Hats Off", considered a lost film  An early version of the famous "The Music Box" [1932] short. On their new job with the Kwickway Washing Machine Co., L&H carry a washing machine up & down a long stairway several times. Produced by Hal Roach; directed by Hal Yates; starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Dorothy Coburn & James Finlayson
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"Putting Pants On Philip" [Hal Roach/M.G.M. Dec 1927 silent]
Their first billing as the Laurel & Hardy comedy team; produced by Hal Roach;
directed by Clyde Bruckman; starring L&H; full credits from IMDb

"The Battle of The Century" [Hal Roach/M.G.M. Dec 1927 silent]
{parts of this film are lost}
Produced & written by Hal Roach; directed by Clyde Bruckman; starring L&H; full credits from IMDb

"The Finishing Touch" [Feb 1928 silent]

"We Faw Down" [Dec 1928 silent]

"The Perfect Day" [1929 silent]

"Unaccustomed As We Are" [1929 short]
their first sound film; with Thelma Todd

"The Hollywood Revue of 1929" [M.G.M. June 1929]
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 musical feature from   Plotless two-hour sound musical review, partly filmed in Technicolor. Directed by Charles Reisner; starring Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Bessie Love, Cliff Edwards (as Ukulele Ike), Laurel & Hardy {their first feature film}, Anita Page, Nils Asther, Marion Davies, William Haines, Buster Keaton {dual role} & Marie Dressler; with cameos by Renée Adorée, Lionel Barrymore, the Brox Sisters, Ann Dvorak, the Biltmore Quartet & the Mawby Sisters; nominated for Best Picture Oscar
M.G.M. b&w/color DVD [2/2006] for $18.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Liberty" [Jan 1929] with Jean Harlow

"Big Business" [April 1929]

"Double Whoopee" [May 1929] with Jean Harlow

"The Bacon Grabbers" short [Hal Roach Oct 1929] with Jean Harlow & Edgar Kennedy

"Angora Love" [Dec 1929]

"Blotto" [1930]

"Brats" [1930]

"Another Fine Mess" [1930] with Thelma Todd

"Night Owls" [1930]

"The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case" [1930 short] /tt0021054/

"The Rogue Song" color musical feature
[M.G.M. May 1930]
{9 of 10 L&H segments are considered lost}
The Rogue Song operetta movie; Laurel & Hardy footage mostly lost   A singing bandit in Imperial Russia falls for a princess, then kills her brother in revenge for the rape & death of his sister. The bandit kidnaps the princess, she outwits him, and he is cap- tured and flogged. They still love each other, but cannot be together. Only snippets and a tape of the full soundtrack exist. Directed by Lionel Barrymore; starring baritone Lawrence Tibbett {Oscar nom for Best Actor}, Catherine Dale Owen, Laurel & Hardy
lost film, video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Hog Wild" [May 1930]

"Chickens Come Home" short [Feb 1931] /tt0021738/
Ollie is running for mayor and a former flame threatens to reveal intimate photos; Ollie agrees to meet her that night, but then
his wife reminds him of a party at their home that night, so Ollie convinces Stan to meet the girl in his stead . . .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chickens_Come_Home


"Politiquerías" [Hal Roach/M.G.M. May 1931]
Spanish-language 'Politiquerías' feature film starring Laurel & Hardy  Produced by Hal Roach, filmed in Costa Rica; 56-minute Spanish-language feature expanded from the "Chickens Come Home" short; dubbing of dialogue had not yet been perfected, so the actors read their lines from cue cards on which Spanish was written phonetically; the film was lengthened by adding performances of two vaudeville acts at the party. Directed by James W. Horne; written by H.M. Walker; starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Enrique Acosta, Hadji Ali, María Calvo, magician Abraham J. Cantu, Rina De Liguoro, Nelly Fernández, James Finlayson, Carmen Granada, Charlie Hall, Linda Loredo & Ellinor Vanderveer
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

"On The Loose" [MGM 1931]
produced & directed by Hal Roach; starring Zasu Pitts & Thelma Todd,
with a cameo appearance by Laurel & Hardy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Loose_(1931_film)

"Pardon Us" [1931] their first starring feature

"Come Clean" [1931]

"Be Big!" short [Feb 1931] /tt0021644/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be_Big!
Video Suenos 35-minute b&w VHS [undated] out of prodn/scarce
Los Calaveras Spanish-language short film starring Laurel & Hardy

"Laughing Gravy" short [April 1931] /tt0022058/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughing_Gravy


"Los Calaveras" Spanish-language feature
[Hal Roach/M.G.M. April 1931]
ad/poster for 'Los Calaveras' Spanish-language film starring Laurel & Hardy  Produced simultaneously with filming of the two English-language shorts "Be Big!" and "Laughing Gravy". Dubbing of dialogue had not yet been perfected, so the actors read their lines from cue cards on which Spanish was written phonetically; the Spanish footage of the two shorts was edited together into one continuous 63-minute film; the same was then done for a French-language version.
Directed by James W. Horne; written by H.M. Walker; starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Linda Loredo, Charlie Hall, Charles Dorety, Luis Llaneza & Laughing Gravy the Dog
full credits at IMDb • no entry at Wikipedia
French-language version "Les Carottiers" [Hal Roach/M.G.M. 1931]
co-starring Anita Garvin, Germaine De Neel, Jean De Briac, Charles Dorety, Charlie Hall, Luis Llaneza & Laughing Gravy the Dog • full credits at IMDb • no entry at Wikipedia
there is a Region 2 DVD with both shorts & both features
Universal U.K. b&w PAL-format DVD [1/2000] out of prodn/used via Amazon U.K.

"Our Wife" [1931]

"The Stolen Jools" [Paramount April 1931]
A short comedy film produced by the Masquers Club of Hollywood to raise funds for the National Variety Artists Tuberculosis Sanitarium, shown in movie theaters across America. It features many cameo appearances by the film stars of the day, from multiple studios. The film was thought to be lost, until a print turned up in the U.K. in the 1990s under the alternate title "The Slippery Pearls"; a print under that title was found in the U.S. also. The simple plot has police trying to solve the theft of Norma Shearer's pearls during the 'Screen Stars Annual Ball'. Directed by William C. McGann; starring Norma Shearer; cameos include Warner Baxter, Wallace Beery, Joe E. Brown, Maurice Chevalier, Gary Cooper, Joan Crawford, Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Eddie Kane, Buster Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, Bert Lytell, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie, the 'Our Gang' kids, Eugene Pallette, Edward G. Robinson, Barbara Stanwyck, Wheeler & Woolsey, and Fay Wray
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Helpmates" [1932]

"Towed In A Hole" [1932]

"Their First Mistake" [1932]

"Pack Up Your Troubles" [1932 feature film]

"Any Old Port! [March 1932 short]

"The Music Box" short subject
[Hal Roach/M.G.M. April 1932]
won an Oscar for Best Comedy Short  famous "The Music Box" [1932] short with Laurel & Hardy   A woman buys a player piano as a surprise for her husband and asks the Laurel & Hardy Transfer Co. to deliver it. The location used for filming (the 131 steps) is today a tourist attraction in the Silver Lake district of Hollywood. Produced by Hal Roach, directed by James Parrott; starring Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, with Billy Gilbert & Gladys Gale; won the first Oscar for Best Comedy Short, listed at National Film Registry (1997)
available on DVD within several collections above
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at KGmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Chimp" [May 1932] comedy short /tt0022759/

"County Hospital" [June 1932 short]

"Busy Bodies" [1933]

"Dirty Work" [1933]

"Twice Two" [1933]

"Fra Diavolo (or The Devil's Brother)" [1933 feature film]
with Thelma Todd; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra_Diavolo_(1933_film)

"Sons of The Desert" feature film
[Hal Roach/M.G.M. Dec 1933]
Sons of The Desert feature film starring Laurel & Hardy  Stan & Ollie swear an oath to attend the national convention of their fraternity, The Sons of The Desert, in Chicago, then Ollie finds out that he promised his wife to go on a vacation together; the elaborate ruse of Stan & Ollie following a doctor's orders to go on a cruise ship to Hawaii falls apart when the ship is lost in a typhoon; Directed by William A. Seiter; starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Mae Busch, Dorothy Christy & Lucien Littlefield
available on DVD within several collections above
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Live Ghost" [1934]

"Oliver The 8th" [1934]

"Them Thar Hills" [1934]

"Hollywood Party"  [M.G.M. May 1934]
Hollywood Party comedy film of 1934  Comedy jungle hero Schnarzan (Durante) needs a boost so he is buying real man-eating lions for his next film; animal keepers Laurel & Hardy track the lions down because the man selling to Durante paid for the lions with a bounced check; meanwhile, Durante's competition wants to get the lions for their own films. The original release included a Technicolor Disney-animated short "Hot Choc'late Soldiers", introduced by Mickey Mouse; because Walt Disney licensed only theatrical distribution rights to M.G.M., the sequence was excluded from TV showings until Turner Movie Channel negotiated for TV & video rights with Disney Studios in 1992. Multiple directors; cinematography by James Wong Howe; starring Jimmy Durante, Laurel & Hardy, Jack Pearl, Lupe Velez, Charles Butterworth & Eddie Quillan; cameos by 'Wild Bill' Elliott, Ted Healy and The Three Stooges, Arthur Treacher & Robert Young
Warner Archive b&w/color DVD [12/2011] for $17.99
M.G.M./Warner b&w/color VHS [1/93] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"March of The Wooden Soldiers" aka "Babes In Toyland"
[1934 musical feature film]

"Going Bye-Bye!" [June 1934]

"The Fixer Uppers" [1935]

"Tit For Tat" [1935]

"Thicker Than Water" [1935] their final short film

"Bonnie Scotland" [1935 feature film]

"The Bohemian Girl" [1936 feature film]
with cameo by Thelma Todd

"Our Relations" [1936 feature film]

"Pick A Star" [Hal Roach Studios 1937] /tt0029401/ starring Laurel & Hardy and Patsy Kelly

"Way Out West" feature film
[Hal Roach/M.G.M. April 1937]
Way Out West feature film starring Laurel & Hardy   An old prospector asks Laurel & Hardy to deliver the deed to a gold mine to his daughter.
Co-produced by Stan Laurel & Hal Roach; directed by James W. Horne; starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sharon Lynn, James Finlayson, Rosina Lawrence, Stanley Fields & the singing Avalon Boys
available on DVD within several collections above
Fox b&w VHS [10/89] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Swiss Miss" [1938 feature film]

"Block-Heads" feature film [Hal Roach / M.G.M. Aug 1938]
half-sheet poster for Block-Heads feature film starring Laurel & Hardy   At the end of World War I, Ollie advances with the troops and Stan stays behind; years later, Stan is still guarding his post and shoots down a French aviator. Stan is hailed as a hero and Ollie sees his picture in the paper and visits him at the Soldiers Home. Ollie invites Stan to a home-cooked meal ... Co-produced by Stan Laurel & Hal Roach; directed by John G. Blystone; animated opening credits by Harry Langdon; starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis, Minna Gombell, Billy Gilbert & Jimmy Finlayson
b&w VHS [8/87] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
available on DVD as part of L&H three-pack with "Way Out West" & "Chickens Come Home"
LionsGate b&w DVD [3/2005] out of prodn/used

"The Flying Deuces" [1939]

"A Chump At Oxford" feature film [Hal Roach/United Artists Feb 1940] /tt0032339/

"Saps At Sea" feature film [Hal Roach/United Artists May 1940]
poster for Saps At Sea feature film starring Laurel & Hardy   Working in a horn factory, Ollie develops 'hornophobia'; a doctor orders him to take a sea trip and drink goat's milk to avoid 'hornomania'. Stan suggests renting a boat and not leaving the dock, but a bank robber stows aboard and the goat eats the mooring line ...
Produced by Hal Roach; directed by Gordon Douglas; starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jimmy Finlayson, Ben Turpin & Richard Cramer
DVD not available
Starz / Anchor Bay b&w VHS [10/97] out of prodn/used
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $14.99
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Air Raid Wardens" [M.G.M. April 1943]
Air Raid Wardens feature film starring Laurel & Hardy   After rejection by the Army, Stan & Ollie open a bicycle store and volunteer as air raid wardens, not realizing that their partners in the store are German spies planning to blow up the local magnesium plant. Produced by B.F. Zeidman; directed by Edward Sedgwick; starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Jacqueline White, Stephen McNally, Nella Walker, Donald Meek, Howard Freeman & Henry O'Neill
available on Double Feature DVD with "Nothing But Trouble" [Dec 1944]
M.G.M./Warner b&w VHS [1/93] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Tree In A Test Tube" [1943 color U. S. Government short]

"Jitterbugs" [Fox 1943]

"The Big Noise" [1944] /tt0036644/ starring Laurel & Hardy

"Nothing But Trouble" [M.G.M. Dec 1944]
poster for Nothing But Trouble feature film starring Laurel & Hardy  Stan & Ollie are hired as chef and butler for a dinner party, which they wreck, but they also foil an assassination plot against a young king by his jealous uncle. Produced by B.F. Zeidman; directed by Sam Taylor; starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mary Boland, Philip Merivale, Henry O'Neill, David Leland, John Warburton, Matthew Boulton & Connie Gilchrist
available on Double Feature DVD with "Air Raid Wardens" [April 1943]
M.G.M./Warner b&w VHS [1/93] out of prodn/used
white 26"x38" poster {at left) from Amazon for $12.99
red-blue 38"x28" poster from Amazon for $12.74
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Bullfighters" [Fox 1945] co-directed by SL

"Utopia" aka "Atoll  K"
[France Oct 1951, USA Dec 1954]
"Utopia" aka "Atoll K" aka "Crusoeland" starring Laurel & Hardy  The final motion picture of Laurel & Hardy. Stan travels to London for an inheritence, and receives a 'yacht' and an island; he & Ollie gather a cook and an Italian stowaway and set sail. They run aground on an atoll, and are joined by a nightclub singer and her fiancé. When the world learns that the atoll is rich in uranium, Stan & Ollie set up an anarchic government. Pretty lame film, the production was chaotic and Laurel was quite ill. The inter-national version ran 98 minutes; the U.S. version entitled "Utopia" ran 82 minutes; and the U.K. version was entitled "Crusoeland". Co-written & co-directed by Léo Joannon; also starring Suzy Delair, Max Elloy, Suzet Maïs, Adriano Rimoldi & Luigi Tosi
Good Times Video 82-min. b&w DVD [8/2003] out of prodn/used
Echo Bridge Home Ent. 82-min. b&w DVD [1/99] for $6.99
83-min. b&w DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Final Film of Laurel & Hardy book by Norbert Aping  
"The Final Film of Laurel and Hardy: A Study of The Chaotic Making & Marketing of Atoll K" [2008] by Norbert Aping
McFarland & Co. 9¾x7 pb [7/2008] for $40.50

"This Is Your Life" [NBC-TV Dec 1951]
screen shot of 'This Is Your Life' TV program about Laurel & Hardy, with host Ralph Edwards  This Is Your Life TV shows with Laurel & Hardy and Lou Costello & Bud Abbott  Hosted by Ralph Edwards; the only live American television appearance by Laurel & Hardy, plus DVD contains episode about Lou Costello (with Bud Abbott) that aired Nov 1956
R2 Entertainment b&w DVD [10/2006] out of prodn/scarce
episode credits at IMDb

"This Is Music Hall" [BBC-TV special 1955]
about performers in British variety theater; Laurel & Hardy's final public appearance together

"The Laurel and Hardy Show" [Hal Roach Studios 1986]
syndicated 1-hour TV series; not available on video/DVD; credits from IMDb



Films  About  Laurel & Hardy
... and a stageplay

Laurel & Hardy clips & shorts are featured on all four volumes of
Robert G. Youngson's "Kings of Comedy Collection" documentaries
"The Golden Age of Comedy" [D.C.A. Dec 1957]
"When Comedy Was King" [Fox March 1960]
"Days of Thrills and Laughter" [Fox March 1961]
"30 Years of Fun" [Fox Feb 1963]

these & other Laurel & Hardy content are available on
Magic Lantern's Robert G. Youngson [1917-74] Page

"Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's" [M.G.M. Nov 1965]
really ugly poster for Robert Youngson's "Laurel & Hardy's Laughing 20's" compilation   91-minute compilation written & directed by Robert Youngson; includes the Laurel & Hardy shorts "From Soup To Nuts" [1927], "Putting Pants On Philip" [1927], "Sugar Daddies"
[1927], "The Finishing Touch" [1928], "Wrong Again" [1929] & two Max Davidson shorts, plus clips of Laurel & Hardy, Charley Chase, Jimmy Finlayson, Edgar Kennedy & others
not available on DVD; M.G.M. Home Video b&w VHS [1/93] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

Laurel and Hardy 20-episode cartoon series from Hanna-Barbera   "Laurel and Hardy" 20-episode cartoon TV series [Wolper/Hanna-Barbera 1966]
Produced by Joseph Barbera & William Hanna; co-produced & written by Larry Harmon; voices of L&H by Larry Harmon & Jim MacGeorge
not available on DVD; Simitar Ent. color VHS [8/00] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

Best of Laurel & Hardy DVD  mis-named "The Best of Laurel and Hardy" compilation [1967]
NOT recommended, included here for completists; contains five pre-team solo shorts – "Hustling For Health" [1919] with SL, "The Lucky Dog" [1921] starring SL (with OH), "Roughest Africa" [1923] starring SL, "The Soilers" [1923] starring SL & "Stick Around" [1925] starring OH (with Bobby Ray) – and a biography/filmography of both SL & OH
Produced & directed by James L. Wolcott; movie credits from IMDb
Televista b&w DVD [7/2007] for $13.49
B.C.I. Eclipse b&w VHS [8/98] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy Spanish-language poster  
"The Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy" [Dec 1967]
Produced by Hal Roach Jr. & Jay Ward; written by Bill Scott; narrated by Garry Moore
unseen 11"x17" poster from Amazon for $29.99
not available on video/DVD; full credits from IMDb
Further Perils of Laurel & Hardy compilation directed by Robert Youngson  "The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy" [Fox March 1968]
99-minute compilation co-produced, written & directed by Robert Youngson; includes clips from many L&H solo & team shorts, plus clips of Charley Chase, Jean Harlow, 'Snub' Pollard & Billy West
Telavista b&w DVD [6/2007] for $12.99
full credits from IMDb
Four Clowns comedy anthology  "Four Clowns" [Fox b&w docu feature 1970]
Written & directed by Robert Youngson; co-starring Buster Keaton and Charley Chase
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"Dance of The Cookoos" [Germany 1982]
an artistic fantasy, using clips from all 106 Laurel & Hardy films, edited to music
Written & directed by Alan Douglas; video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"A Tribute To The Boys: Laurel and Hardy" [R.H.I./Hallmark TV movie April 1992]
Produced, written & directed by Gene Rosow; hosted by Dom DeLuise;
not available on video/DVD; full credits from IMDb

"Laurel & Hardy U.K. Tours" documentary short [1995]
not available on Region 1 (USA) video/DVD; credits from IMDb

All-New Adventures of Laurel & Hardy  "The All-New Adventures of Laurel and Hardy: For Love or Mummy"
[Coast Ent. Aug 1999]

A live-action, direct-to-video feature comedy, with actors Bronson Pinchot & Gailard Sartain playing the look-alike nephews of the original Laurel and Hardy, who attempt to protect a professor and his pretty wife from a mummy.Co-produced & co-directed by Larry Harmon (Bozo The Clown); co-directed by John R. Cherry III; also starring Lara Bye, F. Murray Abraham & Matthew Haldenby
Coast Ent. color DVD [1/2003] out of prodn/used
Monarch Home Video color VHS [8/99] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy" documentary TV short [France 2002]
Written & directed by Laurent Preyale; not available on video/DVD; credits from IMDb

"Laurel and Hardy At The Movies" [P.B.S. TV special 2003]
available on DVD within several collections above; not listed on IMDb

"Laurel & Hardy: The Fox Years" [Fox Home Video Sept 2006]
narrated by Will Ryan; credits from IMDb; available on DVD as part of
Fox's "The Laurel & Hardy Collection - Volume 2" [2006] {details above}

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"Laurel and Hardy" musical stageplay [1977]
Laurel & Hardy 2011 musical stageplay  World premiere in England in 1977; U.S.A. West Coast premiere at Garry Marshall's Falcon Theater in Toluca Lake neighborhood of Burbank, California in August to October 2011. Written by Tom McGrath [1940-2009], directed by Dimitri Toscas; California cast: Kevin Blake, Paul C. Vogt, with Robert Petrarca
2011 performance infovideo clips/promo (in new window}


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