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Early Silent Classics of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy: Volume 1 DVD
Early Silent Classics of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy: Volume 1

Early Silent Classics of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy: Volume 1

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Laurel and Hardy ('The Boys' as they are affectionately known) are the most recognized comedy duo the cinema has produced. The film that introduced them as the "Stan and Ollie" characters we know so well today was 1927's Do Detectives Think?. Before that,Stan Laurel (from England) and Oliver Hardy (from America) had long solo careers, as this collection of rare and hilarious comedies shows.Hardy entered movies in 1913, Laurel in 1917. Stan often played sharp-witted types, and Ollie "heavies" or villains (often with comics Billy West or Larry Semon). By the mid-1920's, both were employed at the Roach Studios, still playing different roles, with Laurel also gag-writing and even directing Charley Chase, James Finlayson, Our Gang - and Oliver Hardy!BR&Producer Hal Roach played "comic roulette," teaming his stars in the hopes of hitting box office gold. The Boys make their first appearance together in Lucky Dog, but it will be another ten years before they truly become a team. This collection shoes the comic genius of two great performers on the road to fame - Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy.The Paperhanger's Helper (1915) with Oliver Hardy, Bobby Ray: In this early knockabout farce, Hardy, the lazy boss, and Ray his "helper," give the local sanitarium a "pasting" they won't soon forget!Lucky Dog (1917) with Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy: The Boys first screen appearance together! In this historic comedy, Stan, evicted by his landlady, picks up a stray mutt. After a series of misadventures with a cop, a dog show and high society, the dog saves the day with a stick of dynamite by blowing Ollie up!The Sawmill (1921) with Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy: In this rustic comedy, innocent rube Larry goes head-to-head with foreman Ollie over the
Title: Early Silent Classics of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy: Volume 1
Genre: Comedy-Classic
Director: Ward Hayes
Studio: Alpha Video
Attributes: Black & White
Release Date: 2/22/2005
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 089218467997
Item #: ALP004679

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