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

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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Robert Youngson

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Robert Youngson
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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)
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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).

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1965 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Det glada 20-talet See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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Edited from 45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926) See more »

Soundtracks

Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Marvin Hatley
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A great introduction to Laurel and Hardy
27 March 2018 | by q_leo_rahmanSee all my reviews

I watched this as a young boy, and it was my first introduction to the bygone but beautiful genre of silent comedy, particularly the talented duo of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. While silent movie star Charlie Chaplin earned himself a place in history as a film pioneer with both comedic and dramatic tales, Laurel and Hardy set themselves a solid reputation as one of the earliest and best comic couples in film history.

When you watch a silent film (particularly a comedy), you need to keep in mind that it's an early form of cinema from a less complicated and crowded era. There won't be any dialogue, and there won't be any deep theme or philosophical/political commentary, just a set of scenes performed with skill and passion (particularly gags). I myself learnt to appreciate the simplicity of actors performing a basic but entertaining feature. And Laurel and Hardy were one of the best at simple entertainment, as this feature shows.

The feature is a cross between a documentary and an archive collection, featuring clips from Laurel and Hardy's best 1920s silent films, with clips from a few unrelated silent films that pad out the feature (though maybe they should have used more Laurel/Hardy features instead). With this kind of feature you just have to sit back and watch and enjoy yourself.

The narration in the feature goes on for longer than needed with some unnecessary commentary, but otherwise does an adequate job. The original soundtrack that accompanies the feature is a wonderful ragtime symphony that does justice to the gags Laurel and Hardy perform.

It makes a great introduction to Laurel and Hardy and I recommend it to anyone who's a fan of their work.


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