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Laurel & Hardy in MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS (1934) - Not a holiday treat for me

I will surely offend generations of grown-up kids by saying this, but March of the Wooden Soldiers isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In his famous movie guide, Leonard Maltin says the movie “looks better all the time, compared to lumbering ‘family musicals’ of recent years.” But the movie caters exactly to that “lumbering family musical” crowd who seem to believe that entertainment should be inoffensive at the price of being entertaining. 275 more words


Laurel & Hardy in ANGORA LOVE (1929) - This movie gets my goat

Angora Love was Laurel & Hardy’s last silent film (not counting The Tree in a Test Tube, the ’40s Government short in which they appeared without dialogue), and it’s another of their shorts in which their winning characterizations overcome a sitcom-like script. 271 more words


Laurel & Hardy in THE LIVE GHOST (1934) - Unusually morbid for Stan and Ollie

Detractors of Laurel & Hardy’s later Twentieth Century-Fox features are quick to emphasize the morbidity in the storyline of A-Haunting We Will Go (1942). For my money, that movie has nothing on L&H’s short subject The Live Ghost. 229 more words


Think Laurel and Hardy

*Today’s post is written by regular contributor (and good friend) Debra Dickey. Thank you, Debra, for sharing your wit, insight, and life with us!*

Gratefully, sometimes my life turns into a comedy routine. 432 more words


Laurel & Hardy in NOTHING BUT TROUBLE (1945) - Nothing but an endurance test

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

As Scott MacGillivray ironically pointed out in his L&H biography, the pressbook credit for this movie quite accurately stated that “M-G-M’s Nothing But Trouble.” Not only does M-G-M place The Boys in a supposed comedy that is positively larded down with storyline, the movie’s supposedly “wholesome” aspects (a sad trademark of ’40s M-G-M — check out what they did to the Our Gang series) are so overdone, they end up getting downright seamy. 450 more words


Hollywood Cats and the Stars Who Loved Them

I love all things from “Old Hollywood”.

A new coffee-table book shows cat stars alongside their glamorous fellow actors in beautiful photographs.

Hollywood Cats


PUTTING PANTS ON PHILIP (1927) - Laurel and Hardy, but not really Laurel & Hardy

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

For decades, until Laurel & Hardy biographer Randy Skretvedt¬†set the record straight, Putting Pants on Philip was hailed as “the first official Laurel & Hardy movie.” Actually, it falls somewhere between their bonafide “team” efforts and their lackadaisical Pathe releases. 326 more words