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Imprint
[United States] : RHI Entertainment ; Universal City, Calif. : distributed by Vivendi Entertainment, c2011.
Edition
Standard version.
Descript
10 videodiscs : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD; mono.
Note
In English ; select titles dubbed in French or Spanish with English subtitles.
Title from container.
Contains high definition, digitally restored black-and-white versions of films.
Special features: a tribute to Laurel & Hardy ; on location ; guest appearances ; film commentaries ; theatrical trailers.
Credits
Films originally produced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer and presented by Hal Roach, with the exception of The tree in a test tube.
Audience
Not rated.
Summary
This collection contains all of the classic Laurel & Hardy sound-era short subjects and feature films from the Hal Roach Library. Also included are seven rarely seen, expanded foreign film alternate versions, four Laurel & Hardy guest appearance shorts, three theatrical film prevue trailers, and two original release version shorts. Includes commentary by comedians, classic film experts and historians.
Contents
Disc 1. Unaccustomed as we are-- / directed by Lewis R. Foster ; with Edgar Kennedy, Mae Busch, Thelma Todd (1929, 21 min.) ; Berth marks / (1929, 20 min.) ; Men o' war / directed by Lewis R. Foster ; with James Finlayson, Anne Cornwall (1929, 20 min.) ; Perfect day / with Edgar Kennedy, Kay Deslys, Isabelle Keith (1929, 20 min.) ; They go boom! / directed by James Parrott (1929, 21 min.) ; The hoose-gow / directed by James Parrott (1929, 20 min.) ; Night owls / directed by James Parrott ; with Edgar Kennedy, James Finlayson, Anders Rudolph (1930, 21 min.) ; Ladrones / directed by James Parrott ; with Edgar Kennedy, James Finlayson (1930, 37 min.) ; Blotto (1930, 27 min.)
Disc 2. La vida nocturna / director, James Parrott ; with Linda Loredo (1930, 40 min.) ; Brats / directed by James Parrott (1930, 21 min.) ; Below zero / directed by James Parrott (1930, 21 min.) ; Tiembla y titubea / director, James Parrott (1930, 29 min.) ; Hog wild / directed by James Parrott ; with optional commentary tracks by Richard W. Bann and Rich Correll (1930, 20 min.) ; The Laurel-Hardy murder case / directed by James Parrott (1930, 31 min.) ; Noche de duendes / dirección, James Parrott (1930, 50 min.) ; Another fine mess / direction by James Parrott ; with optional commentary tracks by Richard W. Bann and Piet Schreuders (1930, 29 min.)
Disc 3. Be big! / directed by James W. Horne (1931, 28 min.) ; Chickens come home-- / directed by James W. Horne (1931, 31 min.) ; Politiquerías / dirección, James W. Horne (1931, 57 min.) ; Laughing gravy (1931, 32 min.) ; Les carottiers / mise en scène de James W. Horne (1931, 65 min.)
Disc 4. Los calaveras / dirección, James W. Horne (1931, 63 min.) ; Our wife / directed by James W. Horne (1931, 21 min.) ; Pardon us / directed by James Parrott ; with June Marlow, Wilfred Lucas, James Finlayson, Walter Long, Stanley J. Sanford (1931, 71 min.) ; Come clean /directed by James W. Horne ; with Mae Busch, Gertrude Astor, Linda Loredo (1931, 21 min.) ; One good turn /directed by James W. Horne ; with Mary Carr, James Finlayson (1931, 21 min.) ; Beau hunks / [directed by James W. Horne] ; with Abul Kasim K'Horne, Charles Middleton, Broderick O'Farrel, Harry Schultz (1931, 38 min.)
Disc 5. Helpmates / directed by James Parrott (1932, 22 min.) ; Any old port! / directed by James W. Horne ; with Walter Long, Jacqueline Wells (1932, 22 min.) ; The music box / directed by James Parrott (1932, 30 min.) ; The chimp / directed by James Parrott ; with James Finlayson, Billy Gilbert (1932, 26 min.) ; County hospital / [directed by James Parrott] (1932, 19 min.) ; Scram! / directed by Raymond McCarey ; with Richard Cramer, Arthur Houseman, Vivian Oakland (1932, 21 min.) ; Pack up your troubles / directed by George Marshall and Raymond McCarey ; with Donald Dillaway, Jacquie Lynn, Mary Carr, James Finlayson, Rychard Cramer, Adele Watson, Tom Kennedy, Charles Middleton, Richard Tucker, Muriel Evans, Grady Sutton, Montague Shaw, Billy Gilbert (1932, 68 min.) ; Their first mistake /directed by George Marshall ; with Mae Busch, Billy Gilbert (1932, 21 min.)
Disc 6. Towed in a hole / directed by George Marshall ; with Billy Gilbert (1932, 22 min.) ; Twice two / directed by James Parrott (1933, 21 min.) ; Me and my pal / directed by Charles Rogers ; with James Finlayson, Marion Bardell (1933, 21 min.) ; The midnight patrol / directed by Lloyd French (1933, 20 min.) ; Busy bodies / directed by Lloyd French (1933, 20 min.) ; Dirty work / directed by Lloyd French (1933, 20 min.) ; Sons of the desert / directed by William A. Seiter ; with Charley Chase, Mae Busch, Dorothy Christy, Lucien Littlefield ; with optional commentary tracks by Richard W. Bann, Tim Conway, Chuck McCann (1933, 65 min.); Oliver the Eighth / directed by Lloyd French ; with Mae Busch, Jack Barty (1934, 28 min.) ; Going bye-bye! / directed by Charles Rogers ; with Mae Busch, Walter Long (1934, 21 min.)
Disc 7. Them thar hills / directed by Charles Rogers ; with Mae Busch, Charley Hall (1934, 21 min.) ; The live ghost / directed by Charles Rogers ; with Mae Busch, Walter Long, Arthur Housman (1934, 21 min.) ; Tit for tat / directed by Charles Rogers ; with Mae Busch, Charley Hall (1935, 20 min.) ; The fixer-uppers / directed by Charles Rogers ; with Mae Busch, Arthur Housman, Charles Middleton (1935, 21 min.) ; Thicker than water / directed by James W. Horne ; with Daphne Pollard, James Finlayson g (1935, 21 min.) ; The Bohemian girl / directed by James W. Horne and Charles Rogers ; a comedy version of the Bohemian girl, opera by Balfe ; with Thelma Todd, Antonio Moreno, Darla Hood, Jacqueline Wells, Mae Busch, William P. Carleton, James Finlayson, Zeffie Tilbury, Mitchell Lewis, Felix Knight, Yogi (1936, 71 min.)
Disc 8. Our relations / directed by Harry Lachman ; screen story by Richard Connell and Felix Adler ; adaptation by Charles Rogers and Jack Jevne ; a Stan Laurel production ; with Alan Hale, Sidney Toler, Daphne Pollard, Betty Healy, James Finlayson, Iris Adrian, Lona Andre, Ralf Harolde, Noel Madison, Arthur Housman (1936, 73 min.) ; Way out west / directed by James W. Horne ; original story, Jack Jevne and Charles Rogers ; screen play, Charles Rogers, Felix Adler and James Parrott ; a Stan Laurel production ; with Sharon Lynne, James Finlayson, Rosina Lawrence, Stanley Fields, Vivien Oakland, The Avalon Boys ; with optional commentary tracks by Richard W. Bann and Randy Skretvedt (1937, 65 min.) ; Swiss miss / r directed by John G. Blystone ; original story, Jean Negulesco and Charles Rogers ; screen play by James Parrott, Felix Adler and Charles Melson ; with Della Lind, Walter Woolf King, Eric Blore, Adia Kuznetzoff, Charles Judels, Ludovico Tomarchio (1938, 74 min.)
Disc 9. Block-heads / directed by John G. Blystone ; original story and screeen play, Charles Rogers, Felix Adler, James Parrott, Harry Langdon, Arnold Belgard ; with Patricia Ellis, Minna Gombell, Billy Gilbert, James Finlayson g (1938, 58 min.) ; A chump at Oxford (streamliner featurette) / directed by Alfred Goulding ; released through United Artists ; original story and screen play by Charles Rogers, Felix Adler, Harry Langdon ; with Forrester Harvey, Wilfred Lucas, Forbes Murray, Frank Baker, Eddie Borden (1940, 43 min.) ; A chump at Oxford (extended version) / directed by Alfred Goulding ; released through United Artists ; original story and screen play by Charles Rogers, Felix Adler, Harry Langdon ; with Forrester Harvey, Wilfred Lucas, Forbes Murray, Frank Baker, Eddie Borden g (1940, 63 min.) ; Saps at sea / directed by Gordon Douglas ; original story and screen play by Charles Rogers, Felix Adler, Gil Pratt, Harry Langdon ; released through United Artists (1940, 58 min.)
Disc 10. A tribute to Laurel & Hardy / produced and directed by Greg Carson ; with Tim Conway, Bob Einstein, Jerry Lewis, Chuck McCann, Penn and Teller, Dick Van Dyke (41 min.) ; On location with the boys: tour filming locations with interactive map ; Laurel & Hardy guest appearances (On the loose / directed by Hal Roach ; with Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd g (1931, 20 min.) ; Wild poses / r a Robert McGowan production ; directed by Robert McGowan ; with Our Gang, Spanky, Gay Seabrook, Emerson Tracy, Franklin Pangborn (1933, 18 min.) ; On the wrong trek / directed by Charles Parrott and Harold Law with Charley Chase, Rosina Lawrence, Clarence Wilson, Bonita Weber (1936, 19 min.) ; The tree in a test tube / Department of Agriculture Forest Service presents ; directed by Charles McDonald with Pete Smith (1942, 11 min.) ; Laurel & Hardy trailers (Pack up your troubles ; A chump at Oxford ; Saps at sea).
Local Note
Drct, 1-12
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Alt Title
Laurel and Hardy, the essential collection
Laurel and Hardy essential collection
ISBN/ISSN
883476060217
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