Hal Roach Jr.


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Bohemian Girl, The (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Heart Of A Gypsy Not credited, because she was deceased in a notorious, and never proven, suicide, by the release date, usually-blonde Thelma Todd?s complete and final appearance, as a gypsy singer, early in the Laurel And Hardy vehicle The Bohemian Girl, 1936.
Bohemian Girl, The (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Tell Her Yes First appearance by stars Stan Laurel and OIiver Hardy, busy in a gypsy camp in 18th century Austria, Oliver certain of the fidelity of his wife (Mae Busch, Antonio Moreno her lover), in The Bohemian Girl, 1936, from an 1843 English operetta, based on a Miguel de Cervantes story.
Bohemian Girl, The (1936) -- (Movie Clip) I Dreamt I Dwelled In Marbled Halls Jumping 12 years during which time the child of adoptive gypsy “uncles” Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy has grown up to be Jacqueline Wells (later known as Julie Bishop, the name she adopted in 1941 when she signed with Warner Bros.), with a song from the original operetta by Michael William Balfe, in The Bohemian Girl, 1936.
Bohemian Girl, The (1936) -- (Movie Clip) A Long Woman And A Dark Journey Headliners Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as gypsies plying their trade (picking pockets) in 18th century Austria, Harry Bowen their intoxicated mark, Sam Lufkin their second, in The Bohemian Girl, 1936, from Hal Roach Studios.
Topper (1937) -- (Movie Clip) I'm Probably Talking To Myself In a maybe mid-life crisis and mourning the loss of his client-friends the Kerby’s (Cary Grant and Constance Bennett), banker Roland Young (title character) crashes his new car (a customized 1936 Buick Roadmaster) at the same spot where they died, and is surprised, with lots of trick shots, from producer Hal Roach, in Topper, 1937.
Busy Bodies (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Would You Mind Opening The Window? Stan and Oiver have jobs at a sawmill which, judging by their commute in the opening scene, must be in or around Beverly Hills, in the 1933 Hal Roach short Busy Bodies.
Pardon Us (1931) -- (Movie Clip) We Can't Drink Fifteen Gallons! Opening the first Laurel & Hardy feature, Stan and Oliver ever-innocent, reveal that they’re buying the makings for beer, director James Parrott delivering them to prison in the very next scene, in Pardon Us, 1931.
Sons Of The Desert (1933) -- (Movie Clip) It Must Be The Lightning Hoping to prevent their wives (Mae Busch, Dorothy Christy) from finding out they went to the lodge convention, and weren’t on the liner that sank off Hawaii, Stan (Laurel) and Oliver (Hardy) avoid being discovered in the attic, but get into more trouble, in Sons Of The Desert, 1933.
Sons Of The Desert (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Wholeheartedly Unanimous Joining the opening scene, Los Angelinos Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy arrive at the meeting of their lodge and over-commit, in the fourth of their feature-length comedies, Sons Of The Desert, 1933, from Hal Roach studios, distributed by MGM.
Sons Of The Desert (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Betty Went Duck Hunting Having advised Stan (Laurel) to take charge and tell his wife (Dorothy Christy, not seen here) he’ll be attending the lodge convention, Oliver (Hardy) fails to demonstrate his principles with his own wife (Mae Busch), in their Hal Roach comedy Sons Of The Desert, 1933.
Our Relations (1936) -- (Movie Clip) We Can Be Millionaires Anytime Stan and Oliver are playing their ne’er-do-well sailor twin brothers, in a San Francisco beer garden, consulting about how to get their money back from their shipmate who was supposed to invest on their behalf, as they’ve picked up some girls, early in Our Relations, 1936.
Our Relations (1936) -- (Movie Clip) You Overstuffed Casanova! Stan and Oliver have bumbled into the same joint where their dimwit sailor twin brothers (whom they think are dead) left a mess, their wives (Betty Healy, Daphne Pollard) thinking them unfaithful, and their twins’ thieving shipmate (James Finlayson) baffled, in Our Relations, 1936.