There are few film stars who are genuinely loved by their audiences, but back in the days of the silent movie, a comedy duo enjoyed that from the very beginning. Stan Laurel and Oliver ...
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There are few film stars who are genuinely loved by their audiences, but back in the days of the silent movie, a comedy duo enjoyed that from the very beginning. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, with their gentle mixture of slapstick and technical skill, brought laughter to millions through the 20th Century and are still continuing to generate laughter to this very day. Yet, like so many of the truly great Kings of Comedy, Laurel and Hardy often found it difficult to find laughter, peace, and contentment in their own lives and the story of the men behind the carefully constructed masks is both enlightening and entertaining. This program is a delightful celebration of the magic of Laurel and Hardy and a rare glimpse into the private lives of these two enigmatic men. From their earliest beginnings through to their final curtain calls, enjoy getting up close and personal with Stan and Ollie. It's a relationship that started as a business arrangement and blossomed into one of the truest ...Written by
This obviously loving tribute to the famous pair is full of great information on Stan & Ollie, where it falls down is the limited availability of good clips, seems the main source is the film 'The Flying Deuces', and not a particularly good quality print at that, a lot of the rest of the time, they're talking about Stan Laurel, but showing clips of Charlie Chaplin? However, we do get a good look at a couple of Laurel & Hardy 'museums' toward the end, and quite a bit of other interesting location shots etc. If they'd had access to better film material, it could have been near perfect! But, as anything to do with Stan & Ollie, well worth a look!
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