The Finishing Touch is a 1928 short comedy silent film produced by Hal Roach, directed by Clyde Bruckman and starring Laurel and Hardy. It was shot in November and December 1927 and released February 25, 1928 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. For serious, what else needs to be said? I know I had you at Laurel and Hardy.
The earliest surviving Stan Laurel movie and the first film he made with Hal Roach, the silent Just Rambling Along, was released on November 3, 1918. The story is what you might expect – a nice boy gets into scrapes until he meets a pretty gal – who gets him into the biggest scrape at […]
It’s Saturday, it’s kind of yuck outside, and Pretty Clever Film Gal has a splitting headache. What to do, what to do? I think 3 Laurel and Hardy silents plus some hair of the dog should do the trick. I’m pretty certain that these are all Hal Roach productions from 1928 or 1929, but I […]
So Pretty Clever Film Gal wakes up this morning, rubs the sleep from her eyes, and what does she see? Snow! Honest to goodness snow! This might not seem strange, this being Canada and all. But I’ve been in the true north for a couple of years now, and have had my snow expectations unmet. […]
In the holy Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd trinity of silent film comedians, I find Harold Lloyd the funniest. Charlie Chaplin moves me to tears with his Victorian pathos and Buster Keaton amazes me with inspiring physical acrobatics and obsessive problem solving. But it’s Harold Lloyd that makes me laugh, often out loud, and for a very long time. […]