Felix Adler


Biography

Best known for his work with the Three Stooges, comedy writer Felix Adler began his career as a vaudeville actor, and broke into film as a screenwriter in the early '20s. Most of Adlers' work was comedic short films, the kind that would play before the feature back in Hollywood's heyday. He quickly built a reputation for his comedic sensibilities and would work with some of the biggest c...

Biography

Best known for his work with the Three Stooges, comedy writer Felix Adler began his career as a vaudeville actor, and broke into film as a screenwriter in the early '20s. Most of Adlers' work was comedic short films, the kind that would play before the feature back in Hollywood's heyday. He quickly built a reputation for his comedic sensibilities and would work with some of the biggest comedy teams of the era, among them Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, and the Three Stooges. As a staff writer in Columbia Pictures Short Subject department, Adler worked regularly accruing more than 150 titles to his credit before the department was shut down in 1957. After he was terminated, Adler retired and took pleasure in becoming a friendly fixture in his neighborhood. On March 25, 1963, Felix Adler died of abdominal cancer while in care at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. He was 79 years old.

Life Events

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Way Out West (1937) - Commence To Dancin' The song best known by this name, actually called "At The Ball, That's All," performed by the Avalon Boys, danced by Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, just arrived in Brushwood Gulch, told off by the sheriff (Stanley Ridges), a sublime early moment in one of their best films, Way Out West, 1937.
Way Out West (1937) - Four Months To Christmas Continuing their opening scene in which Oliver gets dunked in a river, Stan tries to hitch a ride, whereupon the boys meet Vivien Oakland, who, it shall become clear, they should not be messing-with, in Laurel and Hardy's Way Out West, 1937.
Our Relations (1936) - 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) - 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.
Welcome Danger (1929) - That's My Girl Botanist Bledsoe (Harold Lloyd) waiting on a delayed train, meets Billie (Barbara Kent) and her brother, not realizing she's the girl whose picture was accidentally combined with his at a photo booth, early in Welcome Danger, 1929.
Way Out West (1937) - Family Heirloom Couriers in the old west, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are quite unaware that they're delivering the inherited gold-mine deed to an impostor (Sharon Lynne) and her scheming husband (James Finlayson), in Way Out West, 1937.
Way Out West (1937) - I Smell A Rat Mary (Rosina Lawrence), the unschooled ward and servant of saloon keepers Lola (Sharon Lynne) and Mickey (James Finlayson), has no idea she's signing away an inherited gold mine, but the couriers of the deed (Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy), begin to suspect, in Way Out West, 1937.
Chump At Oxford, A (1940) - Salad Undressed Desperate for work, Oliver Hardy and now-tipsy Stan Laurel have taken work as a butler and maid, fouling up the party hosted by "Baldy" and Mrs. Vandevere (James Finlayson, Anita Garvin), in the Hal Roach feature A Chump At Oxford, 1940.
Swiss Miss (1938) - I See A Monkey James Parrott, who directed Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in their previous piano-moving short (The Music Box, 1932), was a writer for this feature Swiss Miss 1938, including this comparable episode.
Swiss Miss (1938) - Idea Of My Own In Switzerland, thinking they can sell their mousetraps because there's so much cheese, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, oddly in verse, get swindled by cheese-maker Emil (Charles Judels), early in Swiss Miss, 1938.
Swiss Miss (1938) - St. Bernard Stan Laurel, who, with pal Oliver Hardy, is down on his luck, forced into manual labor at a Swiss inn, figures he might get an angle on the brandy belonging to the rescue St. Bernard, in Swiss Miss, 1938.
Chump At Oxford, A (1940) - Professor Einstein Stan Laurel, having been knocked on the head, has adopted the personality of Oxford's legendary and long-lost hero Lord Paddington, therefore treats pal Oliver Hardy as a servant, and receives the supplicant dean (Wilfred Lucas), in A Chump At Oxford, 1940.

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