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|Also Known As:||Died:||August 7, 1957|
|Born:||January 18, 1892||Cause of Death:||complications from a stroke|
|Birth Place:||Harlem, Georgia, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Film uses footage of the Laurel and Hardy film 'Berthmarks' in order to investigate space, time and the comic body.
A compilation of clips from the great comedians of the silent era.
Heading for a newly inherited island, the boys ate shipwrecked and marooned on an atoll which has just emerged from the sea. Along with their cook, a stowaway and a girl who is fleeing her fiance, they set up their own government on the atoll. Uranium is discovered and world powers begin fighting over ownership of the island.
An heiress and her sister''''s fiancee defy her family to race horses.
A militiaman falls for a Frenchwoman and tries to protect her people from land grabbers.
A pair of dimwits get jobs as servants to a boy king whose life is in danger.
The boys are detectives working in Mexico. Laurel happens to resemble a famous matador who has disappeared, and he is enlisted to replace him in the bullring.
Although they are only janitors at a detective agency, the boys pass themselves off as sleuths and are engaged to guard an inventor delivering a new bomb. They outwit enemy agents after the bomb and wind up sinking a Japanese submarine.
The two-man Laurel and Hardy Zoot Suit Band find themselves fronting a scam for "gasolene pills" in wartime oil-short America. They are however soon on the side of the angels helping recover $10,000 for an attractive young lady whose family have themselves been swindled.
The boys operate a ballet school (appearing in drag) and try to help a young inventor sell his idea, to get in the good graces of his girl's father. In their efforts, they get involved with a gang of insurance racketeers. All ends well.
A pair of bumblers stumble upon Nazi spies on the home front.
The boys are recruited by a gang of thugs to get a coffin containing one of their far from dead colleagues to Dayton to try and get at an inheritance. After the coffin gets switched with the one Dante the Magician uses in his act, his stage show gets more than usually popular.
Two factory workers accidentally set sail with an escaped killer.
When they accidentally capture a bank robber, two street cleaners are given a scholarship to Oxford.
When he cures a circus elephant, a country doctor gets an unwanted friend.
Two bumblers join the Foreign Legion to forget a beautiful woman.
A pair of tenderfeet try to get the deed to a gold mine to its rightful owner.
A young innocent in Hollywood enlists a publicist''''s help in her search for stardom.
Two sailors get caught in a mountain of mix-ups when they meet their long-lost twins.
Two Americans in search of a Scottish inheritance wind up serving with the British in India.
Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe and keep it and Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby. When that fails, they trick Barnaby into marrying Stanley Dum instead of Bo Peep. Enraged, Barnaby unleashes the bogeymen from their caverns to destroy Toyland.
A movie star's gala celebration creates chaos.
Two wannabe bandits are hired as servants by the real thing.
Two friends hatch a harebrained scheme to attend a lodge convention over their wives'''' objections.
Two World War I veterans try help a comrade''''s orphaned daughter find her family.
In czarist Russia, a princess falls for a dashing bandit leader, but their romance proves a stormy one.
Sketches and songs give MGM''''s silent stars a chance to show their stuff in talking pictures.
In this silent film, a farm girl learns she is a princess and is swept away by a tornado to the land of Oz.
In this silent short, a family camping trip turns into a disaster.
Antonio and Pascale spend the last of their money on a lottery ticket. Then they go to a restaurant for a big meal of spaghetti. When the restaurant owner realizes they can't pay, a fight breaks out and Antonio and Pascale run for their lives.
Laurel and Hardy demonstrate the various uses of wood in this short film.
This short film chronicles various events associated with MGM''''s 1937 convention for the studio''''s national sales and distribution staff.
Comedic duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have a no fail plan to help a jealous wife woo her husband, but somehow things go wrong in this comedic short.
Oliver Hardy suffers some pretty serious money troubles in this comedic short film.
Two barbershop owners attempt to woo a rich widow, but discover she may have more than marriage on her mind in this comedic short.
In this short film, a sea captain hires comedic duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to trick sailors into working on his supposedly haunted boat.
Plans go awry as two friends attempt to celebrate the anniversary of their weddings in this comedic short.
Two rookie police officers bungle their way through a series of mishaps in this comedic short.
Two men running a moving company have to get a large piano up a daunting flight of stairs in this comedic short film.
A married man has to get his house back in order before his wife returns.
In this short film, Hardy arranges for Laurel to fight at a local boxing hall to raise some money.
Laurel and Hardy are sent to prison in this comedic short film.
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts are excited when they are taken out by two gentlemen but discover quickly that they are not going to be wined and dined.
French language version of the Laurel and Hardy shorts Be Big! and Laughing Gravy.
Two vagrants try to repay the kindly old lady who helped them in this comedic short.
A man tries to help his best friend elope in this comedic short film.
In this short film, two married men feign illness so they can ditch their wives and attend a lodge party.
Spanish-language version of the Laurel and Hardy short Chickens Come Home.
Spanish language version of two Laurel and Hardy shorts ("Be Big!" and "Laughing Gravy") edited together into one continuous film.
In this comedic short film, a man risks his marriage to help his best friend deal with blackmailers.
After saving a woman, Laurel and Hardy get in trouble with their own wives in this comedic short film.
A husband lies to his wife and she gets revenge. A Spanish-language version of the Laurel and Hardy short BLOTTO.
In this short film, two vagrants try to help a police officer save his reputation.
In this comedic short, a fishing trip leads Laurel and Hardy to a mansion where a murder has been committed.
Spanish language version of Laurel and Hardy''''s "Below Zero", in which struggling street musicians find a wallet full of money, not realizing it belongs to a police officer.
Two friends try to install a radio antenna, with disastrous results in this comedic short.
Spanish language version of Laurel and Hardy''''s "Night Owls", in which two vagrants try to help a police officer save his reputation.
Spanish language version of two Laurel and Hardy shorts ("Laurel & Hardy Murder Case" and "Berth Marks") edited together into one continuous film.
Struggling street musicians find a wallet full of money, not realizing it belongs to a police officer in this short film.
Stan and Ollie find work as debt collectors in this short film.
Two escaped convicts get in trouble over a pair of pants in this short silent comedy.
Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before two families get into the car in this comedy short.
In this comedic short film, a quarrel between two salesmen and a potential customer leads to an orgy of destruction.
Two sailors cause various acts of mischief while on shore leave in this short comedy.
Two new hires upset the society guests at a swanky hotel in this silent short film.
In this short silent comedy, the feud between two street musicians spreads to passersby.
Inexperienced waiters are hired for a swank dinner party in this silent short film.
Laurel and Hardy are contracted to build a house in one day in this short silent comedy.
Two inept detectives are hired to guard the judge in this silent short film.
A pompous American tries to get his Scottish nephew to give up his kilt in this silent short comedy.
Two convicts in an escape attempt tunnel into the warden''''s office in this short silent comedy.
A young woman ignores her father''''s advice and runs off to a sale at a store in this short comedy.
In this silent short comedy, a divorced woman living with her second husband must convince her aunt she is still married to her first to inherit a large sum of money.
A young man visiting Hollywood on family business gets into trouble when he sees a bank robbery in progress, and thinks it is a movie scene in this short film.
In this silent short film, a gang of kids attend a wedding, bringing along their flea collection... which gets loose.
In this silent short, a young man in need considers marrying a wealthy widow.
Two nutty bellhops raise havoc at a posh hotel in this silent short comedy.
An escapee from a mental institution manages to have a day out in this silent short comedy.
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