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4. Laughing Ladies (1925)

Comedy, Short

Lucien Littlefield is a dentist who believes in giving generous doses of laughing gas to the patients. On this occasion when a girl arrives at his office with an aching molar, he ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Lucien Littlefield, Katherine Grant, Tyler Brooke, Gertrude Astor

8. Madame Mystery (1926)

21 min | Short, Comedy

A female secret agent has gotten ahold of a new type of explosive gas. She has to avoid the efforts of two men who are trying to steal it. They succeed in doing so, but the gas turns out to... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Wallace, Stan Laurel | Stars: Theda Bara, Oliver Hardy, Tyler Brooke, James Finlayson

Votes: 39

9. Don Key (Son of Burro) (1926)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

The head of a big movie studio is pulling his hair out because the company is bankrupt unless they can find a writer for a smash comedy. An aspiring writer is awaiting outside the office ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred Guiol, James W. Horne, J.A. Howe | Stars: Max Davidson, Stuart Holmes, Spec O'Donnell, James Finlayson

Votes: 6

10. Never Too Old (1926)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

An old roué, Romeo McPip, marries a beautiful young lady who has slept all night in his car. He doesn't tell her that he has a handsome, grown son. Sonny arrives home in time for the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Claude Gillingwater, Tyler Brooke, James Finlayson, Vivien Oakland

Votes: 9

11. The Merry Widower (1926)

20 min | Comedy, Short

Julius (Jimmy Finlayson) loses his wife to Rudy (Tyler Brooke) because he's too busy going on hunting trips. But when she arranges to meet with a fortune teller, Julius hatches a plan to win her back.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: James Finlayson, Ethel Clayton, Tyler Brooke, Jerry Mandy

Votes: 12

13. Wise Guys Prefer Brunettes (1926)

20 min | Comedy, Short

The crotchety dean of Pinkham University blames the "bad behavior of the school's female students on a dress shop owned by Helene, and informs her he's shutting her shop down. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

Directors: F. Richard Jones, Stan Laurel | Stars: Helene Chadwick, James Finlayson, Ted Healy, Burr McIntosh

Votes: 10

14. Get 'Em Young (1926)

Not Rated | 19 min | Short, Comedy

Stan Laurel plays a butler who is persuaded to pretend to be a man's wife so that he can inherit a million dollars.

Directors: Fred Guiol, Stan Laurel | Stars: Stan Laurel, Harry Myers, Eugenia Gilbert, Max Davidson

Votes: 47

15. Raggedy Rose (1926)

56 min | Comedy

Rose, who works for a penny-pinching junk dealer, dreams of romance with wealthy bachelor Ted Tudor.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Mabel Normand, Carl Miller, Max Davidson, James Finlayson

Votes: 57

16. On the Front Page (1926)

22 min | Comedy, Short

After being beaten to a story of scandal involving Countess Polasky, James W. Hornby assigns his son 24 hours to find an even more scandalous story about the countess. After spending the ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Lillian Rich, Tyler Brooke, Bull Montana

Votes: 121

17. Should Men Walk Home? (1927)

20 min | Comedy, Short

In her second last film, Mable Normand, the queen of silent comedy, teamed with Creighton Hale as jewel thieves who crash a society party. Eugene Pallette plays the dumb detective trying to... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Mabel Normand, Oliver Hardy, Creighton Hale, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 46

19. Duck Soup (1927)

20 min | Comedy, Short

To flee from a tireless Forest Ranger, the shabby vagrants, Stan and Ollie, find refuge at a colonel's mansion that is vacant for the weekend. Soon, a couple of newly-weds arrive in hopes of renting the manor. Where is the rightful owner?

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Madeline Hurlock, William Austin

Votes: 685

21. Slipping Wives (1927)

23 min | Comedy, Short

Neglected by her husband, our heroine decides to make him jealous by getting the handyman to play a literary genius at a party and flirt with her.

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Priscilla Dean, Herbert Rawlinson

Votes: 402

22. Eve's Love Letters (1927)

22 min | Comedy, Short

A young wife is contacted by a former boyfriend, who informs her that he has a collection of her love letters that he will turn over to her husband unless the woman pays him off. She and ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Agnes Ayres, Forrest Stanley, Jerry Mandy

Votes: 66

23. Love 'Em and Weep (1927)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

Old flame (Busch) shows up to blackmail married businessman (Finlayson). He enlists a friend (Laurel) to keep her away from his home and wife. Confusion prevails when she crashes a house ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred Guiol, F. Richard Jones | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, James Finlayson

Votes: 418

24. Why Girls Love Sailors (1927)

20 min | Comedy, Short

The Merry Maiden's tough captain sets his sights on the love-smitten Willie Brisling's charming fiancée and kidnaps her. Now, she is a prisoner of love. Will the adulterous sea captain get away with cheating?

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Viola Richard, Anita Garvin

Votes: 377

25. With Love and Hisses (1927)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

Dimwitted Cuthbert Hope is enlisted in the army, and gets himself and his sergeant in constant trouble

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Anita Garvin

Votes: 458

26. Sugar Daddies (1927)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

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 »

Directors: Fred Guiol, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Noah Young

Votes: 448

27. Sailors, Beware! (1927)

20 min | Short, Comedy

A con artist (Garvin) and her infant son, are unmasked aboard a ship by a steward (Laurel.)

Directors: Fred Guiol, Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Ed Brandenburg

Votes: 409

28. The Second 100 Years (1927)

20 min | Comedy, Short

Thrown in prison for a hundred years, Little Goofy and Big Goofy finally break free, posing as an anarchic duo of undercover painters. Soon, the boys wind up in a private party as visiting French dignitaries; however, who are they kidding?

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Tiny Sandford

Votes: 552

30. Hats Off (1927)

20 min | Comedy, Short

Handymen (Laurel & Hardy) deliver a cumbersome washing machine to a house fronted by a huge flight of stairs.

Director: Hal Yates | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Dorothy Coburn

Votes: 88

31. Do Detectives Think? (1927)

19 min | Short, Comedy

An escaped convict is out to kill the judge who sentenced him. Two inept detectives are hired to guard the judge.

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Viola Richard

Votes: 641

32. Putting Pants on Philip (1927)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

Pompous J. Piedmont Mumblethunder, greets his nephew from Scotland, who arrives in kilts. He is immediately taken to a tailor for a pair of proper pants.

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Chester A. Bachman, Don Bailey

Votes: 660

33. Flaming Fathers (1927)

25 min | Comedy, Short

Papa Gimplewart, alerted to his daughter's hopes to elope with her current beau, accompanies them both to the beach. Unaccustomed to beach activities, he becomes the center of attention for... See full summary »

Directors: Stan Laurel, Leo McCarey | Stars: Max Davidson, Martha Sleeper, Eddie Clayton, Lillian Leighton

Votes: 30

34. The Battle of the Century (1927)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

Fight manager (Hardy) takes out an insurance policy on his puny pugilist (Laurel) and then proceeds to try to arrange for an accident so that he can collect. When a pie delivery man (Hall) ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jack Adams, Wilson Benge

Votes: 776

36. Leave 'Em Laughing (1928)

Passed | 22 min | Comedy, Short

Leaving the dentist's office, where Hardy's teeth have been extracted by mistake, the boys, still under the influence of laughing gas, meet up with a traffic cop (Kennedy) and cause a huge ... See full summary »

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 759

37. Flying Elephants (1928)

17 min | Comedy, Short

Laurel & Hardy, in pre-historic times, vie for the hand of the same Stone Age beauty.

Directors: Frank Butler, Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Edna Marion

Votes: 454

38. The Finishing Touch (1928)

19 min | Comedy, Short

The boys are contracted to build a house in one day. Upon completion, a bird lands on the chimney and the house collapses, bit by bit. When the owner demands his money back, mayhem ensues.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dorothy Coburn, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 911

40. From Soup to Nuts (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Short

Inexperienced waiters (Laurel & Hardy) are hired for a swank dinner party.

Director: Edgar Kennedy | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Tiny Sandford, Anita Garvin

Votes: 757

41. You're Darn Tootin' (1928)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

Members of a municipal band, Stanley and Oliver seem to be always following someone else's lead, rather than that of the temperamental conductor. Soon they're out of a job, as well as their... See full summary »

Director: Edgar Kennedy | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Wilson Benge, Chet Brandenburg

Votes: 879

42. Their Purple Moment (1928)

Passed | 22 min | Comedy, Short

Stan and Ollie hold out money from their paychecks from their shrewish wives so they can enjoy a night out on the town... with predictable results.

Directors: James Parrott, Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Kay Deslys

Votes: 547

45. The Boy Friend (I) (1928)

21 min | Comedy, Short

Max, a bank clerk, gives his pretty daughter some money to buy shoes. At the shop she meets a handsome college student, who has holes in his socks. When she leaves the shop in anger, after ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred Guiol, Leo McCarey | Stars: Max Davidson, Bill Elliott, Marion Byron, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 57

46. Feed 'em and Weep (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Short

Anita & Marion take a temporary job as waitresses in Max's diner, next to a train station. When the train stops off, pandemonium erupts when the passengers fill the diner and all want meals immediately.

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Anita Garvin, Marion Byron, Max Davidson, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 31

47. Going Ga-Ga (1929)

20 min | Short, Comedy

Anita and Marion realize that an abandoned baby they sneaked into an orphanage was kidnapped from a millionaire. For the reward, they proceed to break into the institution at night, dressed as men to beat curfew, to get the kid out again.

Directors: James W. Horne, Gilbert Pratt | Stars: Anita Garvin, Marion Byron, Max Davidson, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 16

48. A Pair of Tights (1929)

20 min | Short, Comedy

Two girls are invited by one of the girls boy-friend's tight boss for dinner. On the way they stop for a cheap ice-cream. But swinging doors, ventilators, cops and a brat make it nearly ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Yates | Stars: Anita Garvin, Marion Byron, Edgar Kennedy, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 91

50. Why Is a Plumber? (1929)

20 min | Comedy, Short