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Two Tars (1928)

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Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Edgar Kennedy ...
Motorist
Thelma Hill ...
Brunette girl
Ruby Blaine ...
Blonde girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bernard ...
Truck driver
Chet Brandenburg ...
Motorist
Baldwin Cooke ...
Motorist
Edgar Dearing ...
Motorcycle policeman
Frank Ellis ...
Motorist
Helen Gilmore ...
Motorist
Clara Guiol ...
Motorist
Charlie Hall ...
Shopkeeper
Jack Hill ...
Motorist with mattress
Fred Holmes ...
Motorist
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Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor collision sets off an escalating series of tit-for-tat retaliations which eventually has most of the cars in pieces. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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3 November 1928 (USA)  »

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Two Tough Tars  »

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Thomas Benton Roberts, playing the part of the Motorist with Tomatoes, was a prop man and carpenter on the Roach lot. The tomato rubbed in his face had been previously cut open and filled with ketchup, so it would film better. See more »

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Edited into Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's (1965) See more »

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Funny Laurel and Hardy silent short
24 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best Laurel and Hardy shorts made, even though it is a silent one. Big Business came out a year later and has the same premise. It has been argued that BB is the funnier of the two. I think Two Tars is funnier because it is much more relevant today as it deals with frustrations found in a traffic jam.

What makes these Laurel and Hardy silents a bit funnier to me then when they were first released is, since I know what their voices sound like, I can imagine them saying the lines when I read the title cards. Their voices matched them perfectly.

It's a shame here in the United States that there are not box sets of their shorts on DVD.


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