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Two Tars (1928)

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 »

Director:

James Parrott

Writers:

Leo McCarey (story), H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Edgar Kennedy ... Motorist
Thelma Hill ... Brunette Girl
Ruby Blaine Ruby Blaine ... Blonde Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bernard Harry Bernard ... Truck Driver
Chet Brandenburg ... Motorist
Baldwin Cooke Baldwin Cooke ... Motorist
Edgar Dearing ... Motorcycle Policeman
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ... Motorist
Helen Gilmore ... Motorist
Clara Guiol Clara Guiol ... Motorist
Charlie Hall ... Shopkeeper
Jack Hill Jack Hill ... Motorist with Mattress
Fred Holmes Fred Holmes ... Motorist
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Tough Tars See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A shortened version of this film was sold under the name "Boys in blue" on super 8 for home entertainment. See more »

Goofs

In one scene the Boys are parked alongside another car. As Stan uses the starting handle on their car it's pushed forward by Edgar Kennedy in his car so running over Stan who emerges between the two cars and now there's no cars in the background. See more »

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Good Short Comedy
13 August 2001 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This is a good short feature, among the best of Laurel & Hardy's silent movies and one of several of their popular 'retribution comedies'. Stan and Ollie are "Two Tars" on leave, who pick up a couple of women and then get involved in a series of slapstick confrontations. The second reel, set in a traffic jam, is particularly funny. Two of their best supporting players appear in Charlie Hall and Edgar Kennedy. If you like Laurel & Hardy's silent films, make sure to see this one.


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