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Release Date:
3 November 1928 (USA) See more »
Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Stan Laurel ... Stan

Oliver Hardy ... Ollie

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
Ham Kinsey ... Motorist
Sam Lufkin ... Pedestrian; Motorist
Charles McMurphy ... Motorist
Retta Palmer ... Motorist
Lon Poff ... Motorist
Thomas Benton Roberts ... Motorist with Tomatoes
Charley Rogers ... Motorist with Bent Fenders
George Rowe ... Motorist
Lyle Tayo ... Motorist
Dorothea Wolbert ... Motorist

Directed by
James Parrott 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Leo McCarey  story
H.M. Walker  titles

Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Israel (2011)
Cinematography by
George Stevens 
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lloyd French .... assistant director
Art Department
Harry Black .... property master
Hopkins .... assistant property master
Camera and Electrical Department
Collins .... second assistant camera
E.V. White .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Other crew
Leo McCarey .... supervising director
Dale Schrum .... car customizer (uncredited)

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21 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Thomas Benton Roberts created several break away cars for this film, including one that fell apart when a certain wire was pulled.See more »
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious Laurel and Hardy...Their Best Silent!, 28 March 1999
Author: Matt Barry from Baltimore, Maryland

TWO TARS (1928) is probably the best silent Laurel and Hardy ever made. It is hilarious. From the opening lamp-post gag, to the gumball machine, to the hilarious traffic jam and finally the train ending, this movie really is a rib-tickler. It's one of the greatest comedies ever made! Thelma Hill and Ruby Blaine are the girls, and Edgar Kennedy is the motorist whose car Laurel and Hardy promptly tear to shreds.

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