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The Second 100 Years (1927)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  8 October 1927 (USA)
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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 »

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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, they steal suits from visiting dignitaries, take their places in a limousine, and are delivered back to the same prison for a tour. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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New starring team uncorks riotous performance in first picture as comedy duo.

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8 October 1927 (USA)  »

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The Second Hundred Years  »

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Laurel and Hardy's heads were shaved for their appearance in this film, and their hair had not yet grown back in their roles in Max Davidson's Call of the Cuckoos (1927), released a week after this film. See more »

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The Bald Headed Laurel and Hardy
12 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The plot itself is enough to make anyone want to watch this short film. Stan Laurel began to develop his future image from this film as a result of his hair growing back spiky. It is the in thing now to have spiky haired formations, but at the time, I guess it must have been revolutionary for him to do it then.


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