Posts tagged with "Oliver Hardy"

Watch It: The Show (1922)

Posted by Brandy Dean March 19, 2013 0 Comment 3662 views

The Show is comedy short, released on March 19, 1922, starring Larry Semon and Oliver Hardy. The Show might not be the most inventive comedy ever made, but with a harried theater propman who has to contend with a wind machine on the fritz, nitroglycerin spitting roosters, and a criminal gang out to steal the payroll, you know it’s […]

Film Friday Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean October 5, 2012 0 Comment 1551 views

Breaking news: I’ve just been informed it’s Friday. Seriously, this almost slipped past me. Granted I’ve been caught up in trying to find footage of the debate that Mitt Romney “won,” because surely everyone else is talking about a different debate than the one I saw. Whatever else it is, this week’s media spin on […]

Review: Laurel and Hardy Rarities

Posted by Brandy Dean August 29, 2012 2 Comments 8323 views

I’m not a card carrying member of the Sons of the Desert or anything, but I do harbour an abiding fondness for Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. My fondness goes beyond admiring their work and enjoying their movies. Sure, Laurel and Hardy are always funny, always clever, always enjoyable – but there’s something else, something […]

TSFF Preview: 1000 Laffs – Playmates

Posted by Brandy Dean March 22, 2012 6 Comments 4623 views

You do not have a silent film fest until you bring in the clowns and Toronto Silent Film Festival will be delivering the goods on April 1 with 1000 Laffs – Playmates, a program of silent shorts. Silent comedy is, of course, dominated by the holy auteur trinity of Buster Keaton – Charline Chaplin – […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean February 17, 2012 2 Comments 8572 views

So, first thing this morning, my computer informs me it has VERY IMPORTANT updates to install and would like to install them NOW. I said, no, no… I have a Friday Film Roundup post to write and politely asked it to just hold its horses. Then, when the post was near completed, poof! The computer […]

Laurel and Hardy in The Flying Deuces 1939

Posted by Brandy Dean January 18, 2012 1 Comment 1755 views

Thanks to the magic of YouTube you can watch the complete Flying Deuces right now! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bklrj0s-YeU&w=420&h=315]

Happy Birthday Oliver Hardy

Posted by Brandy Dean January 18, 2012 1 Comment 5362 views

  Today is Oliver Hardy’s 120th birthday. Ollie was good for lots of laughs so I suggest you celebrate by watching a Laurel & Hardy flick or two (or three). I highly recommend The Music Box, Swiss Miss, and Flying Deuces. But if you’re stuck in the office ’til 5pm, put on your headphones and […]

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