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Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's (1965)

Approved | | Comedy, Family | 1 November 1965 (Sweden)
A compilation of primarly Laurel and Hardy shorts---From Soup to Nuts, Wrong Again, Putting the Pants on Philip, The Finishing Touch, Sugar Daddies and short clips from others---plus Max ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie (archive footage)
Jay Jackson Jay Jackson ... Narrator
Stan Laurel ... Stan (archive footage)
Vivien Oakland ... (archive footage)
Glenn Tryon ... (archive footage)
Anita Garvin Anita Garvin ... (archive footage)
Tiny Sandford Tiny Sandford ... (archive footage)
James Finlayson ... (archive footage) (as Jimmy Finlayson)
Charley Chase ... (archive footage)
Viola Richard Viola Richard ... (archive footage)
Max Davidson ... (archive footage)
Anders Randolf ... (archive footage)
Dorothy Coburn Dorothy Coburn ... (archive footage)
Edgar Kennedy ... (archive footage)
Lillian Elliott Lillian Elliott ... (archive footage)


A compilation of primarly Laurel and Hardy shorts---From Soup to Nuts, Wrong Again, Putting the Pants on Philip, The Finishing Touch, Sugar Daddies and short clips from others---plus Max Davidson's Call of the Cuckoo and Dumb Daddies, with some cross-over Charley Chase footage, which, along with Robert Youngson's previous "The Golden Age of Comedy", "When Comedy Was King", "Days of Thrills and Laughter", led to a renewed interest in and a revival of television showings of Laurel and Hardy shorts. The cast was billed in order of their appearance: Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Vivien Oakland (with a Vivian typo), Glen Tyron, Edna Murphy, Anita Garvin, Tiny Sanford, Jimmy Finlayson, Charlie Chase, Viola Richard, Max Davidson, Del Henderson, Josephine Crowell, Anders Randolf (as Anders Randolph), Edgar Kennedy, Dorothy Coburn, Lillian Elliott and "Spec" O'Donnell. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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You'll laugh your pants off! (lobby card).


Comedy | Family


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1 November 1965 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Det glada 20-talet See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


There was so much prime material from Laurel and Hardy's silent shorts that Robert Youngson prepared a second compilation feature "The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy" (1967). More Laurel and Hardy footage created a second follow up, "4 Clowns" (1970) (adding Buster Keaton and more footage of Charley Chase). These three compilations of Laurel and Hardy's silent comedy would be the final work for Robert Youngson who would pass away four years later. See more »


Edited from Call of the Cuckoo (1927) See more »


There's No Place Like Home (Home, Sweet Home)
(1823) (uncredited)
Music partly composed, and arranged by H.R. Bishop from a Sicilian air
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Great L&H compilation - but that narration!
27 May 1999 | by David-240See all my reviews

Some of Laurel and Hardy's best silent shorts are edited together with some Charley Chase and Max Davidson films to create a very entertaining film.

But why that irksome and sentimental narration - and the hideous sound effects, including vocal effects? They are distracting and often nauseating. These were silent films - just music please!

But the films themselves are pure genius. Max Davidson is a particular revelation - a very fine comedian. I'd like to see all of "Call of the Cuckoo".

Don't miss this show - but maybe turn the sound down and play some of your own music.

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