This classic comedy caper sees Laurel and Hardy doing what they do best... in this case, wreaking havoc in the French Foreign Legion!Released in 1939, co-scripted by silent-era star Harry Langdon and featuring a guest appearance from long-standing Laurel and Hardy nemesis James Finlayson, The Flying Deuces is among the eternally popular duo's best-loved films. Restored in High Definition, the film is presented here in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio and has never looked better.Whilst holidaying in Paris, Ollie is heartbroken to learn that Georgette, the beautiful innkeeper's daughter with whom he has fallen in love, is already married. In an attempt to forget her, he decides to enlist in the Foreign Legion, persuading Stanley to join him. The hapless pair are posted to Morocco, where an unfortunate chain of events ends with them being charged with desertion and sentenced to death by firing squad!SPECIAL FEATURES:German version: Dick und Doof in der FremdenlegionImage GalleryPromotional Material PDF
Titles Comprise:1.Our Relations2. Way Out Of West3. Swiss Miss4. Sons Of Desert5. Saps At Sea6. The Bohemian Girl7. A Chump At Oxford8. Pack Up Your Troubes
Collection of three feature films and a compilation of shorts starring the comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
Laurel and Hardy classics packaged into one fantastic box set ensuring hour upon hour of chuckles. Laurel and Hardy Way out WestPlus Shorts: Way Out West (Black and Whiite) Way out West (Colourised) One Good Turn (Black and Whiite) One Good Turn (Colourised) Thicker Than Water (Black and Whiite) Thicker Than Water (Colourised) Regarded as the most popular of Laurel and Hardy's feature-length films - not least for the song The Trail of the Lonesome Pine -Way out West sees Stan and Ollie visiting the town of Brushwood Gulch to deliver the deed of a gold mine only to be deceived by James Finlayson playing a villainous saloon-keeper. A great favourite among Laurel and Hardy admirers Finlayson is featured elsewhere in this compilation through the classic Laurel and Hardy shorts One Good Turn and Thicker than Water. Laurel and Hardy the Bohemian GirlRelated Shorts: The Bohemian Girl (Black and Whiite) The Bohemian Girl (Colourised) On The Loose (Black and Whiite) That's My Wife (Black and Whiite) Along Came Auntie (Black and Whiite) A classic full-length Laurel and Hardy film The Bohemian Girl is based on the opera by Michael W. Balfe. Stan and Ollie play gypsies in Europe as it was centuries ago earning their living by an ingenious means of picking pockets. When Mrs. Hardy disappears with her lover they become guardians to a small girl who is really the daughter of an aristocrat. The Bohemian Girl was the last Laurel and Hardy film to feature Thelma Todd who had worked with the team since their first talkie in 1929. This compilation includes one of her starring short comedies with ZaSu Pitts On the Loose to which Laurel and Hardy contribute a guest appearance. Also included is That's My Wife a classic silent Laurel and Hardy film that at one stage was going to be reworked as part of The Bohemian Girl plus the earlier Hardy solo film that inspired its plot Along Came Auntie. Laurel and Hardy Saps at SeaMusic Shorts: Saps At Sea (Black and Whiite) Saps at Sea (Colourised You're Too Darn Tootin' (Black and Whiite) Below Zero (Black and Whiite) Below Zero (Colourised) Tiemblay Titubea (Black and Whiite) A collection of classic Laurel and Hardy including the feature-length comedy Saps at Sea - Laurel and Hardy's last film for Hal Roach - in which Stan's trombone-playing aggravates Ollie's newly-acquired allergy to the sound of horns! Continuing the musical connection are two short comedies in which our heroes struggle to earn a living as musicians: Below Zero - presented in both its original version and in its rare Spanish-language edition with Laurel and Hardfy speaking their own dialogue - and one of their best silents You're Darn Tootin'. Laurel and Hardy Sons of the DesertRelated Shorts: Sons of the Desert (Black and Whiite) Sons of the Desert (Colourised) We Faw Down (Black and Whiite) Their Purple Movement On The Wrong Trek A classic feature film - regarded by many critics as Laurel and Hardy's best - plus the silent short that inspired it another attempt by Stan and Ollie to escape their wives plus Laurel and Hardy returning a guest appearance with Charley Chase. In Sons of the Desert Stan and Ollie attend the Chicago convention of their lodge but tell their wives they are going on an ocean voyage for the sake of Ollie's health - then discover that the ship has sunk! The silent short We Faw Down anticipates this story with Stan and Ollie claiming to have attended a stage show - unaware that the theatre has burned down. In Their Purple Moment Stan and Ollie go out for an evening without their wives only to discover that their money has been replaced with useless coupons. Sons of the Desert include a guest contribution from fellow-Roach comedian Charley Chase; On the Wrong Trek sees Laurel and Hardy returning the compliment in one of Chase's own films.
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The ultimate collection for fans of Laurel and Hardy: 21 discs of classic comedy! Content comprises: 1. A Chump At Oxford / Related Shorts 2. Classic Shorts / Someone's Ailing 3. Way Out West / Shorts 4. Classic Shorts / Ollie And Matrimony 5. Our Relations / Dual Roles Shorts 6. Classic Shorts / Murder In The Air 7. Blockheads / Themed Shorts 8. Classic Shorts / Blackmail 9. The Bohemian Girl / Related Shorts 10. Classic Shorts / Be Big / Laughing Gravy 11. Saps At Sea / Themed Shor
Comedy with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Contains: County Hospital (b/w) County Hospital (colourised) Them Thar Hills (b/w) Them Thar Hill (colourised) Tit For Tat (b/w) Tit For Tat (colourised) Perfect Day (b/w) Perfect Day (colourised) A collection of classic Laurel & Hardy shorts on the theme of ailments plus the only example of a direct sequel in L&H history. In 'County Hospital' Ollie's broken leg offers him a chance to rest which he does until Stan pays him a visit! 'Them Thar Hills' sees Ollie suffering from gout prompting a trip into the mountains while its sequel 'Tit For Tat' shows what happened after their return. In 'Perfect Day' it's Edgar Kennedy's turn to suffer gout a condition aggravated by Stan and Ollie's attempt to organise a family picnic.
Comedy with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Contains: Busy Bodies (b/w) Busy Bodies (colourised) Double Whoopee (b/w silent with musical score) Dirty Work (b/w) Dirty Work (colourised) The Finishing Touch The Music Box (b/w) The Music Box (colourised) Hog Wild (b/w) Hog Wild (colourised) Hats Off (stills gallery) A collection of classic shorts all of which present Stan and Ollie with a task to perform. 'Busy Bodies' is the famous film where Stan and Ollie work in a sawmill. In 'Double Whoopee' they start work at a plush Broadway hotel - and close a taxi door on Jean Harlow's dress! 'Hog Wild' concerns their efforts to fit a rooftop aerial. In 'Dirty Work' they are back on the roof this time as chimney sweeps at the home of an eccentric scientist. Stan and Ollie are in the building trade for 'The Finishing Touch' while in 'The Music Box' - perhaps their most famous film - they have to deliver a piano up a huge flight of steps. 'The Music Box' was inspired by one of their earliest comedies as a team 'Hats Off'. Sadly no copy of the film is known to survive but this DVD includes a selection of stills from this long-lost classic.
Comedy with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Contains: The Live Ghost (b/w) Sailors Beware (b/w silent with musical score and sound effects) Two Tars (b/w silent with musical score and sound effects) Men O'War (b/w) Men O'War (colourised) Any Old Port Why Girls Love Sailors (b/w silent with musical score) Towed In A Hole (b/w) Towed In A Hole (colourised) A collection of classic shorts based around the maritime adventures of Stan and Ollie. In 'The Live Ghost' they help round up a reluctant crew for a 'ghost ship' - and are shanghaied themselves! Taxi driver Stan is similarly aboard ship against his will in 'Sailors Beware!' The classic 'Two Tars' is the famous film in which Stan and Ollie as sailors on shore leave become involved in a massive traffic jam. They are again sailors on leave in 'Men O'War' with hostilities taking place this time on a boating lake. 'Any Old Port!' sees Stan and Ollie arriving in port from a whaling voyage to find their assistance required by a damsel in distress. Another imperilled damsel is Stan's girlfriend in the early pre-teaming L&H comedy 'Why Girls Love Sailors'. One of the best-loved L&H shorts 'Towed In A Hole' is that in which they buy a boat - and fill it with water to detect the leaks!
Laurel And Hardy - Flying Deuces: Stan and Ollie join the Foreign Legion so Ollie can forget an unhappy romance. Once in though the pay is so bad that they are soon trying to desert but are caught and condemned to death. They manage to escape and hide in a plane until the coast is clear whereupon they attempt to fly off with hilarious results. Abbott And Costello - Africa Screams: Abbott and Costello go on an African safari armed with a secret map which will lead them
March of the Wooden Soldiers: The film s story takes place in Toyland which is inhabited by Mother Goose and other well known fairy tale characters. Stannie Dum and Ollie Dee (played by Laurel and Hardy) live in a shoe which is owned by the villainous Silas Barnaby who is looking to marry Bo Peep. Our heroes try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on the shoe and to keep Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby. When that fails, they trick Barnaby into marrying Stannie Dum instead of Bo Peep. Enraged, Barnaby unleashes the bogeymen from their caverns to destroy Toyland. Stan and Ollie run and hide in the toy shop where they discover a box of darts to battle the Bogeymen. They empty the darts into a cannon but decide instead to unleash the toy soldiers on their enemy. Utopia: Heading for a newly inherited island, the boys are 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 fiancÃ©, they set up their own government on the atoll. All goes well until the singer s fiancee arrives to reveal that the new island is rich with uranium deposits. People from all over the world flock to the island, but soon the situation turns chaotic when a revolt seeks to overthrow and execute the island s original inhabitants. Before the execution, however, another storm strikes and submerges the island. Laurel and Hardy are rescued and finally arrive at the island Laurel inherited, only to have their land and supplies impounded for failure to pay back taxes! Flying Deuces: Stan and Ollie are holidaying in Paris. Ollie intends to remain in France to marry Georgette (Jean Parker), the innkeeper s daughter, but is heartbroken when he finds that she s fallen in love with and has married dashing Foreign Legion officer Francois (Reginald Gardiner). Ollie decides instead to jump into the Seine, along with Stan, but they are talked out of it by FranÃ§ois who suggests they join the Legion. When they try to leave after Ollie has recovered from being jilted they are charged with desertion and sentenced to a firing squad. They manage to escape in a stolen airplane but crash after a wild ride. Only Stan survives - but an earlier musing on reincarnation produces a bizarre postscript. Hustling for Health: Our down at heel hero Stan is befriended by a stranger at a train depot and brought back to the family home where his wife is having a suffragette meeting. None too pleased they cause mayhem dragging the neighbours into the argument as Stan throws rubbish into their award winning garden. Stan falls foul of them again when he steals their food to give to his new friends and is finally left outside in the yard mooning over the neighbours daughter in a downpour. One Too Many: This zippy and fun short from 1916 - the time when Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle were the big names in comedy - features the young Oliver Hardy as a ne er-do-well who has to quickly impress his wealthy uncle by producing a wife and baby for his visit. Of course this does not go smoothly and soon there are rather more wives and babies than he can cope with; plus the mandatory chases and misunderstandings that are the hallmark of early movie slapstick. The Lucky Dog: The Lucky Dog is the first film to include both Laurel & Hardy although they play independently of each other and not as the famous duo they would later become. Stan plays the hapless hero, who after being thrown out onto the street for not paying his rent, is befriended by a stray dog.
Comedy with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Contains: Beau Hunks (b/w) Beau Hunks (colourised) Our Wife (b/w) Our Wife (colourised) Helpmates (b/w) Helpmates (colourised) Me And My Pal (b/w) Me And My Pal (colourised) A collection of classic Laurel & Hardy shorts based on the misadventures of Oliver Hardy before during after or instead of getting married! In 'Beau Hunks' a failed romance prompts Ollie to join the Foreign Legion taking Stan with him. 'Our Wife' centres around his attempts to elope with his beloved Dulcy with assistance from Stan as the Best Man. 'Helpmates' one of the team's best short comedies sees Stan and Ollie trying to clean up the residue of a wild party before the return of Mrs. Hardy while in 'Me And My Pal' Ollie's wedding day is disrupted when Stan arrives with a jigsaw puzzle.
3 classic Laurel & Hardy films from the Fox vaults, featuring The Bullfighters, The Dancing Masters and A-Haunting We Will Go.
Stan and Ollie mistakenly enlist in the army and find themselves posted to the Northwest Frontier in India on a dangerous mission.
Comedy with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Contains: Sons Of The Desert (b/w) Sons Of The Desert (colourised) We Faw Down Their Purple Moment On The Wrong Trek In 'Sons Of The Desert' Stan and Ollie attend the Chicago convention of their lodge but tell their wives they are going on an ocean voyage for the sake of Ollie's health - then discover that the ship has sunk! The silent short 'We Faw Down' anticipates this story with Stan and Ollie claiming to have attended a stage show - unaware that the theatre has burned down. In 'Their Purple Moment' Stan and Ollie go out for an evening without their wives only to discover that their money has been replaced with useless coupons. 'Sons Of The Desert' includes a guest contribution from fellow-Roach comedian Charley Chase; 'On the Wrong Trek' sees L&H returning the compliment in one of Chase's own films.
Hustling For Health (1919): Stan's holiday plans go awry when he misses his train and accepts an invitation to stay with a complete stranger. The Paper Hanger's Helper (1920): The paper hanger (Oliver Hardy) and his assistant answer an urgent call from a mental hospital. A Lucky Dog (1921): The very first pairing of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy on screen with Oliver playing a crook who tries to rob Stan. The Soilers (1923): A parody of The Spoilers (a major hit the same ye
The most lavish feature built around Laurel and Hardy, 1934's March of the Wooden Soldiers is also the most bizarre. Opening unpromisingly with one of several mawkish numbers derived from Victor Herbert's musical Babes in Toyland, the antics of toyshop labourers Stannie Dum and Ollie Dee are worked into a scenario midway between Lewis Carroll and The Brothers Grimm. Nursery-rhyme characters come and go in a surreal fantasy, with the evil Mr Barnaby threatening to evict Widow Peep from her shoe unless he receives her daughter Bo in marriage. The movie culminates in a full-scale invasion of Toyland by the yeti-ish Bogeymen and their defeat by the 100 six-foot wooden soldiers that Stan and Ollie have built by mistake. Henry Brandon gives a characterful performance, while 1930s child star Charlotte Henry is an appealing heroine. Directors Gus Meins and Charles R Rogers milk the slapstick to an increasingly unnerving degree. Reputedly Hardy's favourite among the double act's features, March of the Wooden Soldiers emerges now as their most audacious screen appearance. On the DVD: March of the Wooden Soldiers on disc reproduces the original black and white print in 4:3 ratio with pristine clarity; the mono soundtrack has similarly worn well. The potted biographies of Laurel and Hardy are too brief to be worthwhile, but the inclusion of the 1915 short Hustling for Health--among the earliest of Stan Laurel's film appearances--is a valuable bonus. --Richard Whitehouse
A Festive Laurel & Hardy Treat!Episodes comprise:Laurel & Hardy - Below ZeroLaurel & Hardy - Big BusinessLaurel & Hardy - The Fixer UppersLaurel & Hardy - Laughing GravyLaurel & Hardy - Below Zero (Colourised Version)Laurel & Hardy - The Fixer Uppers (Colourised Version)Laurel & Hardy - Laughing Gravy (Colourised Version)
Comedy from Laurel and Hardy. Contains: A Chump At Oxford (b/w) A Chump At Oxford (colourised) From Soup to Nuts Another Fine Mess (b/w) Another Fine Mess (colourised) One of Laurel & Hardy's best-loved feature films 'A Chump At Oxford' sees them travelling to England to obtain an education only for Stan to be revealed as a long-lost British aristocrat! Also included is the classic silent comedy From 'Soup To Nuts' which the team remade as a section of 'A Chump At Oxford' - only with Stan switching his character to that of Agnes the maid! Also in this compilation is an earlier glimpse of Agnes in one of their greatest talkie shorts 'Another Fine Mess'.
The Big Noise (Dir. Malcolm St. Clair, 1944):The zany antics of legendary comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy come to life in this romp about two phony private detectives.The duo play janitors accidentally hired as sleuths to protect a new super-bomb destined for the War Department in Washington, D.C. However, the bomb's inventor has loaded his house with crazy contraptions that entrap and confuse the protectors. Meanwhile, next door is the biggest threat of all - a gang of crooks determined to get their hands on the inventor's deadly creation. Through a series of crazy misadventures, our heroes end up in a remote-controlled airplane, along with the bomb, and head straight for trouble.Great Guns (Dir. Monty Banks, 1941):Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy join the army to protect their country...but who will protect the army from them?In Great Guns, the comic team play a chauffeur and a gardener whose hypochondriac employer (Dick Nelson), a wealthy young man with little experience, is drafted. Convinced that he needs them in order to survive in the service, they join up as well. Of course, the Texas cavalry post to which they're all assigned is made far worse for the wear by the presence of these well-meaning troublemakers, and there is never a dull moment in this classic featuring two of the cinema's most revered comic actors!Jitterbugs (Dir. Malcolm St. Clair, 1943):Considered the best of the Laurel and Hardy projects filmed at Twentieth Century Fox, this energetic musical comedy also introduces singer Vivian Blaine.Stan and Oliver star as a traveling two-man jitterbug band, who operate out of a dilapidated jalopy and form an unlikely partnership with a likable con man (Bob Bailey). When the trio joins a carnival, they meet Susan, a naive young singer (Vivian Blaine), whose mother has been swindled by grifters. Suddenly chivalrous, the three orchestrate a sting operation using disguises - with Laurel dressed as Susan's disheveled aunt and Hardy as a rich Texan - to get the woman's money back. Although things don't go as planned, the inimitable comedy duo provide nonstop laughs from start to finish in this delightful caper.
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