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1. Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Not Rated | 120 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

7.6
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On the eve of WWII, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.

Writers: Charles Bennett, Joan Harrison, James Hilton, Robert Benchley | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

2. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, War

8.3
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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Writers: Melchior Lengyel, Edwin Justus Mayer | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

3. Royal Wedding (1951)

93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books them in London for the same period as the Royal Wedding. They travel by ship where ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Sarah Churchill

4. Way Out West (1937)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Western

7.8
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Stan and Ollie are charged with delivering the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. However they reckon without the machinations of her evil guardian Mickey ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Jevne, Charley Rogers, Felix Adler, James Parrott | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sharon Lynn, James Finlayson

5. Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

Unrated | 132 min | Biography, Musical

6.5
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Light bio-pic of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern, featuring renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists, including a condensed production of ... See full summary »

Writers: Guy Bolton, George Wells, Myles Connolly, Jean Holloway | Directors: Richard Whorf, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney | Stars: Robert Walker, Van Heflin, Lucille Bremer, June Allyson

6. Hasty Marriage (1931)

21 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: Gilbert Pratt | Stars: Charley Chase, Lillian Elliott, James Finlayson, Gay Seabrook

7. The Flying Deuces (1939)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy

6.9
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Oliver is heartbroken when he finds that Georgette, the inkeeper's daughter he's fallen in love with, is already married to dashing Foreign Legion officer Francois. To forget her, he joins ... See full summary »

Writers: Ralph Spence, Charley Rogers, Fred Schiller, Harry Langdon | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker, Reginald Gardiner

8. The Dawn Patrol (1930)

Not Rated | 108 min | War, Drama, Action

8.1
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World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but Courtney is soon promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths.

Writers: John Monk Saunders, Dan Totheroh, Howard Hawks, Seton I. Miller | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Neil Hamilton, Frank McHugh

9. The Devil's Brother (1933)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

7.2
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Two wannabe bandits join the service of a dashing nobleman, who secretly masquerades as Fra Diavolo, a notorious outlaw.

Writer: Jeanie Macpherson | Directors: Hal Roach, Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dennis King, Thelma Todd

10. Carefree (1938)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Dr. Tony Flagg's friend, Steven, has problems in the relationship with his fiancee, Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Dr. Flagg. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love ... See full summary »

Writers: Allan Scott, Ernest Pagano, Dudley Nichols, Hagar Wilde, Marian Ainslee, Guy Endore | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy, Luella Gear

11. Julia Misbehaves (1948)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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English dancehall actress Julia Packett hasn't seen her daughter since Susan was a few months old, having given her up to be raised by her respectable and wealthy father William (whom Julia... See full summary »

Writers: Margery Sharp, Monckton Hoffe, Gina Kaus, William Ludwig, Harry Ruskin, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor

12. Angel (1937)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.

Writers: Melchior Lengyel, Guy Bolton, Russell G. Medcraft, Samson Raphaelson | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas, Edward Everett Horton

13. Pardon Us (1931)

Passed | 56 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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It's Prohibition, and the boys wind up behind bars after Stan sells some of their home-brew beer to a policeman. In prison, Stan's loose tooth keeps getting him in trouble, because it ... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, June Marlowe, Wilfred Lucas

14. A Chump at Oxford (1940)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy

7.4
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As a reward for capturing a bank robber, Stan and Ollie get scholarship to Oxford, but are met with resentment by other students.

Writers: Charley Rogers, Felix Adler, Harry Langdon | Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Forrester Harvey, Wilfred Lucas

15. Block-Heads (1938)

Passed | 57 min | Comedy, War

7.7
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It's 1938, but Stan doesn't know the war is over; he's still patrolling the trenches in France, and shoots down a French aviator. Oliver sees his old chum's picture in the paper and goes to... See full summary »

Writers: Charley Rogers, Felix Adler, James Parrott, Harry Langdon, Arnold Belgard | Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis, Minna Gombell

16. Challenge to Lassie (1949)

G | 76 min | Drama, Family

6.1
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When Lassie's master dies, an old friend tries to convince a judge that the dog's life should be spared.

Writers: William Ludwig, Eleanor Atkinson | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Geraldine Brooks, Reginald Owen

17. Here Comes the Groom (1951)

113 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted.

Writers: Robert Riskin, Liam O'Brien, Virginia Van Upp, Myles Connolly | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Alexis Smith, Franchot Tone

18. Bonnie Scotland (1935)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy

6.8
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Stan and Ollie mistakenly enlist in the army and find themselves posted to the Northwest Frontier in India on a dangerous mission.

Writers: Frank Butler, Jefferson Moffitt | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, June Lang, William Janney

19. Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, War

7.3
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The boys' Army buddy, Eddie Smith, is killed in the trenches in France, leaving his baby girl an orphan. Back home after Armistice, they try to find Eddie's father and turn the child over ... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Directors: George Marshall, Ray McCarey, Harry Black, Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Don Dillaway, Jackie Lyn Dufton

20. The Bohemian Girl (1936)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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A band of Gypsies are camped outside the walls of Count Arnheim's palace. Oliver's wife kidnaps the Count's daughter Arline, then leaves the child and runs off with her lover, Devilshoof. ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael William Balfe | Directors: James W. Horne, Charley Rogers, Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd, Antonio Moreno

21. The Perils of Pauline (1947)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Comedy

7.1
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The real life story of actress Pearl White during her rise to fame in silent serials.

Writers: P.J. Wolfson, Frank Butler | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Betty Hutton, John Lund, Billy De Wolfe, William Demarest

22. The Toast of New York (1937)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Notorious robber baron financier Jim Fisk, who makes and loses fortunes, tries to corner the gold market as well as the heart of a beautiful actress.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, John Twist, Joel Sayre, Bouck White, Matthew Josephson | Directors: Rowland V. Lee, Alexander Hall | Stars: Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, Jack Oakie

23. Raffles (1939)

Passed | 72 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Man about town and First Class cricketer A.J. Raffles keeps himself solvent with daring robberies. Meeting Gwen from his schooldays and falling in love all over again, he spends the weekend... See full summary »

Writers: John Van Druten, Sidney Howard, E.W. Hornung | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: David Niven, Olivia de Havilland, Dame May Whitty, Dudley Digges

24. She-Wolf of London (1946)

Passed | 61 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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A young heiress finds evidence suggesting that at night she acts under the influence of a family curse and has begun committing ghastly murders in a nearby park.

Writers: George Bricker, Dwight V. Babcock | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Don Porter, June Lockhart, Sara Haden, Jan Wiley

25. Another Fine Mess (1930)

28 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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Two homeless vagabonds hide out in a vacant mansion and pose as the residents when prospective lessees arrive and try to rent it.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Bobby Burns

26. For the Defense (1930)

65 min | Drama

6.6
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William Powell plays William Foster, a slick attorney who stays within the law, but specializes in representing crooks and shady characters. He's adept at keeping them out of jail, winning ... See full summary »

Writers: Oliver H.P. Garrett, Charles Furthman | Director: John Cromwell | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk, William B. Davidson

27. Our Relations (1936)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

7.5
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Unbeknownst to Stanley and Oliver, their long-lost twin brothers, sailors Alfie and Bert are in town on shore leave carrying a valuable pearl ring entrusted to them by their ship's captain.... See full summary »

Writers: W.W. Jacobs, Richard Connell, Felix Adler, Charley Rogers, Jack Jevne | Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Alan Hale, Sidney Toler

28. Liberty (1929)

20 min | Comedy, Short, Family

7.6
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Two escaped convicts (Laurel & Hardy) change clothes in the getaway car, but wind up wearing each other's pants. The rest of the film involves their trying to exchange pants, in alleys, in ... See full summary »

Writers: Leo McCarey, H.M. Walker | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Tom Kennedy, Sam Lufkin

29. Saps at Sea (1940)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy

7.1
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Oliver suffers a nervous breakdown as a result of working in a horn factory, but when he follows doctor's orders about sea air, he finds an ex-con is aboard.

Writers: Charley Rogers, Felix Adler, Gilbert Pratt, Harry Langdon | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Ben Turpin

30. Hills of Home (1948)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

6.6
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William McClure is the villlage doctor in a remote Scottish glen. Tricked into buying Lassie, a collie afraid of water, he sets about teaching her to swim. At the same time he has the ... See full summary »

Writers: William Ludwig, Ian Maclaren | Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Tom Drake, Janet Leigh

31. Nice Girl? (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A young girl finds herself attracted to one of her father's business partners.

Writers: Richard Connell, Gladys Lehman, Phyllis Duganne | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Walter Brennan, Robert Stack

32. Big Business (1929)

19 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Ollie and Stanley are two Christmas Tree sales reps who get into one of their usual mutual destruction fights with a homeowner.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Directors: James W. Horne, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Charlie Hall

33. Two Sisters from Boston (1946)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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Abigail Chandler has written her stuffy Boston relatives that she's a successful opera singer in New York. In reality, she works at a burlesque house and is billed as High-C Susie. When her... See full summary »

Writers: Myles Connolly, James O'Hanlon, Harry Crane | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, June Allyson, Lauritz Melchior, Jimmy Durante

34. Men O'War (1929)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.2
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Two sailors on leave, Stanley and Oliver meet two girls at a park and invite them to have a soda. Unfortunately, the boys have only enough money to split theirs, a point which Oliver can't ... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Anne Cornwall

35. Feet First (1930)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy

6.9
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Ambitious shoe salesman, Harold, unknowingly meets the boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon. The rest of the film he spends hiding his true circumstances, in the store and ... See full summary »

Writers: John Grey, Alfred A. Cohn, Clyde Bruckman, Felix Adler, Lex Neal, Paul Girard Smith | Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Harold Lloyd | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Barbara Kent, Robert McWade, Lillian Leighton

36. Night Owls (1930)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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After getting lambasted by the Police Chief for the 42 unsolved robberies committed on his watch, Officer Kennedy bamboozles vagrants Stanley and Oliver into a plan to recover his ... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, James Finlayson

37. Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.5
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Starting in 1913 movie director Connors discovers singer Molly Adair. As she becomes a star she marries an actor, so Connors fires them. She asks for him as director of her next film. Many silent stars shown making the transition to sound.

Writers: Ernest Pascal, Hilary Lynn, Brown Holmes, Lou Breslow | Directors: Irving Cummings, Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Alice Faye, Don Ameche, J. Edward Bromberg, Alan Curtis

38. Chickens Come Home- (1931)

Passed | 30 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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Ollie is running for mayor when an old flame (Mae Busch) tries to blackmail him with a old photo ('just the same old apple-cheeked boy'). Stan's attempts to help Ollie keep the blackmailer ... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Baldwin Cooke

39. The Chimp (1932)

TV-G | 25 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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Two bumbling circus performers inadvertently help drive the circus into ruin and then end up in possession of a flea circus and an oversized chimp.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Bobby Burns, Baldwin Cooke

40. Mush and Milk (1933)

20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.3
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When Cap's back pension finally comes in, he treats the gang to a day at an amusement park.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Tommy Bond, Dorothy DeBorba, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

41. Pick a Star (1937)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Musical

5.5
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A Cinderella story of a young country girl who comes to Hollywood and achieves movie stardom with the help of a publicity man.

Writers: Richard Flournoy, Arthur V. Jones, Thomas J. Dugan | Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Jack Haley, Rosina Lawrence, Patsy Kelly, Mischa Auer

42. One Good Turn (1931)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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Stan and Ollie are down on their luck and beg at an old lady's house for food. While they are eating they overhear a villainous landlord (Finlayson) threatening to evict her if she does not... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mary Carr, James Finlayson

43. Boy Oh Boy! (1932)

21 min | Comedy, Short

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To celebrate Father and Son Week, Andy takes his son roller skating.

Director: Harry Edwards | Stars: Andy Clyde, James Finlayson, Ted O'Shea, Gwen Lee

44. Our Wife (1931)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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Oliver's plans to marry his hefty sweetheart go awry when the girl's father gets a load of her intended groom. They then elope in a tiny car much too small for their combined dimensions, ... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Babe London

45. Me and My Pal (1933)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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It's the morning of Oliver's wedding to oil baron Peter Cucumber's daughter. While waiting for the taxi to take them to the ceremony, Oliver and his best man Stanley become absorbed in a ... See full summary »

Directors: Charley Rogers, Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Marion Bardell

46. Thicker Than Water (1935)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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Oliver's in trouble with his wife after missing a payment on their furniture, having given the money to Stanley, who used it instead to pay Mrs. Hardy for his room and board. While doing ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Daphne Pollard, James Finlayson

47. One Night in Lisbon (1941)

97 min | Comedy

7.6
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Writers: John Van Druten, Virginia Van Upp | Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Madeleine Carroll, Patricia Morison, Billie Burke

48. The Second 100 Years (1927)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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Two convicts (Laurel & Hardy), in an escape attempt, tunnel into the warden's office, instead. They then disguise themselves as painters and walk out the front gate. Needing new clothes, ... See full summary »

Writers: Leo McCarey, H.M. Walker | Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall, James Finlayson

49. Sugar Daddies (1927)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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Rich oil tycoon (Finlayson) awakens one morning, after a night of carousing, to be told that he was married the night before. His lawyer (Laurel) is called in to straighten things out when ... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Directors: Fred Guiol, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Noah Young

50. Politiquerías (1931)

56 min | Comedy

6.8
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Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Enrique Acosta, Hadji Ali