The Very Best Of Laurel & Hardy

by MickyBurns | created - 19 Oct 2011 | updated - 19 Mar 2012 | Public

The best Laurel & Hardy shorts and films. I have watched them all since I was about 4 and used to tape them off the tele. I am now 25 and have them all on DVD so I believe I know more than most when it comes to the boys. This is just my opinion. All comments are welcome.

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1. Night Owls (1930)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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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 »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, James Finlayson

Votes: 1,083

My personal Favourite. Only 20 minutes but an absolute classic. In particular when Stan sets fire to the curtains whilst trying to burgle a house and then when there inside, what’s the first thing he picks up? A music box ha-ha. It has me in bits every time.

2. Way Out West (1937)

G | 64 min | Comedy, Family, Western

7.7
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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 »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sharon Lynn, James Finlayson

Votes: 6,261

3. Sons of the Desert (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

7.7
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When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Mae Busch

Votes: 6,186

4. The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)

Passed | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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It looks like the boys won't need to fish off the end of the pier to feed themselves any longer when Stanley's rich uncle Ebenezer Laurel dies, leaving a large estate. But when he and ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Frank Austin, Stanley Blystone

Votes: 1,050

5. A Chump at Oxford (1940)

Approved | 62 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.

Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Forrester Harvey, Wilfred Lucas

Votes: 2,828

6. The Music Box (1932)

Approved | 29 min | Comedy, Short

8.1
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Like the legendary Sisyphus, deliverymen Laurel and Hardy struggle to push a large crated piano up a seemingly insurmountable flight of stairs.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dinah, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 5,446

7. Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, War

7.3
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Two war veterans help orphaned child to find her grandfather.

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

Votes: 1,594

8. Pardon Us (1931)

Approved | 56 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Two guys end up in prison after attempting to sell beer to a policeman during Prohibition.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, June Marlowe, Wilfred Lucas

Votes: 1,598

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.

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

Votes: 1,500

10. One Good Turn (1931)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 956

11. Our Relations (1936)

Approved | 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 »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Alan Hale, Sidney Toler

Votes: 2,112

12. Brats (1930)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short, Family

7.6
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Laurel and Hardy's bid for a quiet evening of checkers and pool is constantly interrupted by their squabbling brats little Ollie and little Stanley.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Votes: 1,281

13. Berth Marks (1929)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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Big-time (so they think) vaudeville stars Stanley and Oliver take the train to Pottsville, their next booking. On board, they bumble into the wrong sleeping compartment, startling a ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Sammy Brooks

Votes: 881

14. The Bohemian Girl (1936)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,448

15. Scram! (1932)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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Ordered out of town by angry Judge Beaumont, vagrants Stanley and Oliver meet a congenial drunk who invites them to stay at his luxurious mansion. The drunk can't find his key, but the boys... See full summary »

Directors: Ray McCarey, Lloyd French, Jack Lloyd | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Richard Cramer, Arthur Housman

Votes: 928

16. Saps at Sea (1940)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy

7.2
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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.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Ben Turpin

Votes: 1,959

17. Oliver the Eighth (1934)

Passed | 27 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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Barbershop owners Stanley and Oliver both answer a personal ad from a rich widow seeking a husband. Oliver hides Stanley's reply and mails just his own. When Oliver receives a proposal of ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Jack Barty

Votes: 1,022

18. Block-Heads (1938)

Approved | 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 »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis, Minna Gombell

Votes: 2,673

19. Come Clean (1931)

20 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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The Hardys, hoping to avoid having the Laurels drop in and spoil their quiet evening, pretend not to be home when the couple inevitably call. But their subterfuge is discovered, and to make... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Gertrude Astor

Votes: 766

20. Their First Mistake (1932)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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Mrs. Hardy is irate that her husband Oliver spends more time with his friend Stanley than with her. Oliver decides to adopt a baby, hoping that it will keep his wife occupied so that he and... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 976

21. Busy Bodies (1933)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.9
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Stan and Ollie do battle with inanimate objects, their co-workers, and the laws of physics during a routine work day at the sawmill.

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dick Gilbert, Charlie Hall

Votes: 1,704

22. Me and My Pal (1933)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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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

Votes: 895

23. The Live Ghost (1934)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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A gruff sea captain, who absolutely detests the word "ghost," is having trouble manning his ship because of the rumor it's...well...haunted. He inveigles Stanley and Oliver into helping him... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Walter Long

Votes: 997

24. Men O'War (1929)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 840

25. Them Thar Hills (1934)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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Stan and Ollie take a trip into the mountains ('the high multitude') so that Ollie can recover from gout. Bootleggers have dumped their moonshine in the well from which the boys sample ... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Charlie Hall

Votes: 1,500

26. Tit for Tat (1935)

Approved | 19 min | Comedy, Short, Family

7.7
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Stan & Ollie have set up their own electrical repair store. Unfortunately, for them, the grocery store opposite is run by the man & wife they encountered with in Them Thar Hills (1935). ... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Charlie Hall

Votes: 1,531

27. Another Fine Mess (1930)

28 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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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.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Bobby Burns

Votes: 1,540

28. Beau Hunks (1931)

Approved | 37 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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Jilted by his girlfriend, "Jeanie-Weenie," Oliver joins the Foreign Legion to forget, bringing Stanley along with him. They wilt under the scorching desert sun and under the harsh ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James W. Horne, Charles Middleton

Votes: 1,199

29. Helpmates (1932)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

8.0
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Oliver's house is in a shambles after a wild party, and his wife is due home at noon. He calls Stanley to help him fix the place up, and the typical catastrophies ensue. Somehow, however, ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Bobby Burns, Bob Callahan

Votes: 1,475

30. Thicker Than Water (1935)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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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

Votes: 973

31. The Hoose-Gow (1929)

18 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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Stanley and Oliver protest that they were only bystanders to the raid, but are hauled off to a prison labor camp anyway. They procede with their usual mayhem, Stanley getting his pick stuck... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Symona Boniface, Chet Brandenburg

Votes: 780

32. Be Big! (1931)

Passed | 28 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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On their way to the train station with their wives for a vacation in Atlantic City, Stanley and Oliver get a phone call from a fellow lodge member who tells them a surprise stag party in ... See full summary »

Directors: James W. Horne, James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Chet Brandenburg, Baldwin Cooke

Votes: 974

33. Any Old Port! (1932)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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In need of funds, Hardy happens to meet an old friend, now a boxing promoter, and volunteers "Battling Laurel" as the team's prizefighter, only to discover their opponent in the ring is a fearsome old nemesis.

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Walter Long, Julie Bishop

Votes: 809

34. Chickens Come Home- (1931)

Passed | 30 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,097

35. Going Bye-Bye! (1934)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Comedy

7.8
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Stan and Ollie give evidence which convicts vicious gangster Butch. They plan to leave town and advertise for a traveling companion to share expenses. Butch's girl replies to the advert and... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Walter Long

Votes: 968

36. The Fixer Uppers (1935)

21 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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Door-to-door greeting card salesmen Stanley and Oliver call upon Mrs. Pierre Gustave, a woman distraught over her husband's neglect. They agree to her plan to reclaim her husband's ... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Arthur Housman

Votes: 862

37. Laughing Gravy (1930)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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Stan and Ollie try to hide their pet dog Laughing Gravy from their exasperated, mean tempered landlord, who has a "No Pets" policy.

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Charles Dorety

Votes: 1,188

38. Twice Two (1933)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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Stan and Ollie are married to each other's sisters, and plan a dinner party to celebrate their mutual anniversaries.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Baldwin Cooke, Charlie Hall

Votes: 862

39. The Midnight Patrol (1933)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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Novice policemen Stanley and Oliver, eating lunch in their patrol car, nearly have their spare tire stolen by a thief and his sassy partner. They then miss the broadcast address of a ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 822

40. Unaccustomed As We Are (1929)

21 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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Oliver invites his friend Stanley over for a nice home-cooked meal, but Mrs. Hardy wants nothing to do with it and walks out. Mrs. Kennedy, Oliver's beautiful neighbor from across the hall,... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis R. Foster, Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Mae Busch

Votes: 813

41. Towed in a Hole (1932)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

8.0
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Although they are successful fishmongers, Stan convinces Ollie that they should become fishermen too - but making a boat seaworthy is not an easy task.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 1,364

42. A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)

68 min | Comedy

6.4
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Stan and Ollie get involved with con men, crooks, a genial magician, and two interchangeable coffins with disastrous but funny results.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dante, Sheila Ryan

Votes: 795

43. County Hospital (1932)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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In the hospital with a broken leg Ollie is visited by Stan, who brings him hard-boiled eggs, nuts, and total mayhem.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert, May Wallace

Votes: 1,497

44. Perfect Day (1929)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before Stanley and Oliver and their families get into the car. First the boys get into a fight and destroy all the sandwiches. Then the car... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Kay Deslys

Votes: 1,072

45. Our Wife (1931)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 994

46. The Flying Deuces (1939)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, War

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 »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 3,811

47. Blotto (1930)

Passed | 26 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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Stan fakes receiving a telegram so he can go to a club with Ollie and a bottle of his unsuspecting wife's liquor, but she overhears his plans.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Baldwin Cooke

Votes: 1,151

48. Dirty Work (1933)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Chimney sweeps Stanley and Oliver go about their job, reducing Professor Noodle's living room to a shambles in the process, while the mad doctor works in his laboratory perfecting his "... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Samuel Adams, Jiggs

Votes: 1,272

49. Hog Wild (1930)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.7
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Ollie can't find his hat, much to the amusement of his wife and maid. Then Ollie and Stan attempt to install a rooftop radio antenna.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Yola d'Avril, Dorothy Granger

Votes: 1,312

50. They Go Boom! (1929)

20 min | Comedy, Short

7.2
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Stanley's attempts to treat Oliver's cold include dropping a swab down his friend's throat, applying a mustard plaster to his rump, and inflating the air mattress from the gas jet until it has Oliver pressed against the ceiling.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall, Sam Lufkin

Votes: 726

51. Swiss Miss (1938)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Stanley and Oliver are mousetrap salesmen hoping to strike it rich in Switzerland, but get swindled out of all their money by a cheesemaker. While working off their hotel debt, Oliver falls... See full summary »

Directors: John G. Blystone, Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Grete Natzler, Walter Woolf King

Votes: 1,453

52. The Chimp (1932)

Passed | 25 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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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.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Bobby Burns, Baldwin Cooke

Votes: 923

53. Below Zero (1930)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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In the dead of winter, street musicians Stanley and Oliver aren't getting much business in a run-down neighborhood, and then their instruments are smashed in a run-in with a formidable ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Bobby Burns, Baldwin Cooke

Votes: 1,113

54. 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.

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

Votes: 2,323

55. Habeas Corpus (1928)

20 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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Loony scientist (Carle) hires Laurel and Hardy to raid the cemetery to keep him supplied with dead bodies for his experiments.

Directors: James Parrott, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Richard Carle, Charley Rogers

Votes: 542

56. The Bullfighters (1945)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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Bumbling detective Stan Laurel disguises himself as a famous matador in order to hide from the vengeful Richard K. Muldoon, who spent time in prison on Stan's bogus testimony.

Directors: Malcolm St. Clair, Stan Laurel | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Margo Woode, Richard Lane

Votes: 795

57. The Dancing Masters (1943)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Two bumbling dance teachers help an awkward inventor sell his new invention and facilitate his romance with a beautiful socialite.

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Trudy Marshall, Robert Bailey

Votes: 649

58. Great Guns (1941)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.3
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Laurel and Hardy join the army. They are hardly soldiers, but they believe their employer will need them now he's drafted.

Director: Monty Banks | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sheila Ryan, Dick Nelson

Votes: 982

59. Jitterbugs (1943)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy

6.4
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The boys team up with a likable con man to help a pretty singer's mother who's been taken in by swindlers.

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Vivian Blaine, Robert Bailey

Votes: 756 | Gross: $1.05M

60. The Big Noise (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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During World War II Stan and Ollie find themselves as improbable bodyguards to an eccentric inventor and his strategically important new bomb.

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Doris Merrick, Arthur Space

Votes: 802

61. Utopia (1951)

82 min | Comedy

5.6
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Heading for a newly inherited island, the boys are shipwrecked and marooned on an atoll which has just emerged from the sea. Along with their cook, a stowaway and a girl who is fleeing her ... See full summary »

Directors: Léo Joannon, John Berry, Alfred J. Goulding, Tim Whelan | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Suzy Delair, Max Elloy

Votes: 1,414

62. Nothing But Trouble (1944)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy

6.5
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Two bumbling servants are hired by a dizzy society matron to cook and serve a meal to visiting royalty.

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mary Boland, Philip Merivale

Votes: 844

63. Air Raid Wardens (1943)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy

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Two bumblers, failures as businessmen and air raid wardens, stumble across a nest of Nazi saboteurs bent on blowing up the local magnesium plant.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Jacqueline White

Votes: 733