WorldCat Identities

Hardy, Oliver 1892-1957

Works: 1,612 works in 3,452 publications in 6 languages and 27,024 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Encyclopedias  Parodies, imitations, etc  History  Humor  Juvenile works  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Dedicatee, Other, Honoree, fme, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
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Most widely held works about Oliver Hardy
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Most widely held works by Oliver Hardy
The flying deuces by A. Edward Sutherland( Visual )
142 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complications arise as Stan and Ollie join the Foreign Legion to help Ollie forget his troubled romantic past. Fast-paced good comedy has Ollie ending up reincarnated as a mule
Laurel & Hardy by Stan Laurel( Visual )
69 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five digitally remastered classics from Hal Roach Studios: Sons Of The Desert (1933), The Music Box (1932), Another Fine Mess (1930), Busy Bodies (1933), and County Hospital (1932)
March of the wooden soldiers ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents Laurel and Hardy in a spoof that takes them to Toyland where they try to pay off the mortgage on widow Peep's shoe
Utopia by Léo Joannon( Visual )
60 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stan and Ollie are shipwrecked on a desert atoll. Living like a pair of Robinson Crusoes, they befriend other survivors and decide that their atoll can become a modern day Utopia
The fighting Kentuckian ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Duke leads a regiment of Kentucky riflemen through a French settlement, falls in love with a general's lovely daughter, and locks horns with a rival suitor who has a nefarious land-grabbing scheme up his sleeve. The courtship battle escalates into a full-scale frontier war
Laurel & Hardy ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three digitally remastered classics from Hal Roach Studios
Three ages by Buster Keaton( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
Way out west by James W Horne( Visual )
38 editions published between 1937 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laurel and Hardy are charged by an expiring gold miner with the task of delivering to his daughter the deed to his mine
Saved from the flames 54 rare and restored films 1896-1944 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A unique and wonderful collection of 54 rare and restored short films from the inflammable years of cinema. Movies were once made on nitrate film stock, which has a chemical composition similar to gunpowder and is highly vulnerable to fire and decay. This remarkable seven-hour anthology, organized in eight thematic groups over three DVDs, presents amazing treasures from the vaults of Lobster Films in Paris and from the Blackhawk Films Collection, rescued during half a century of gathering movies from the nitrate era."--Container
Laurel & Hardy ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eight classics from Hal Roach Studios
The Charley Chase collection ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mum's the word: When a newly married woman conceals something from her husband, that's forgetfulness. When the husband holds out on his wife--that's usually a riot. Long fliv the king: A princess in America on a shopping trip receives a telegram that her father has died. She will be the new Queen, but only if she gets married within 24 hours. Figuring it is safe, she marries a man about to be executed. April fool: Jimmy Jump is a newspaper reporter in love with the managing editor's daughter. It's Monday, April 1st and the staff has a great deal of trouble telling the difference between April Fool's jokes and real events. Mighty like a Moose: Mr. and Mrs. Moose are not pretty. But after he has his teeth fixed and she has her nose done they look great, meet by accident, and don't recognize each other. They make plans for an illicit rendezvous. The only problem: how to keep the spouse from finding out. Crazy like a fox: The story of a father that told his daughter who she could marry. And she told him where he could go. All wet: Jimmie Jump receives a telegram telling him to pick up an important shipment at the train station at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. No good deed goes unpunished, and Jimmie has a whole lot of trouble getting to the depot
The big noise ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1944 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The duo play janitors accidentally hired as sleuths to protect a new super-bomb destined for the War Department in Washington, DC. Through a series of crazy misadventures, our heroes end up in a remote-controlled airplane, along with the bomb, and headed straight for trouble
Sons of the desert by William A Seiter( Visual )
30 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The boys try to get away from their wives to attend a national convention of "The Son of the Desert."
Victor Herbert's March of the wooden soldiers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laurel and Hardy star as clumsy toy makers who must stop the evil Barnaby and his plot to marry Little Bo Peep
Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy the essential collection : the sound shorts and features from the Hal Roach library ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains 10 discs of feature films and short films released between 1929 and 1942. Contains high definition, digitally restored black-and-white versions of films. All films in black and white except The tree in a test tube
Be big! by James Parrott( Visual )
12 editions published between 1930 and 2004 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Be big! (The boys duck out on a vacation with their wives in order to attend a stag party. The lucky dog (silent film): In their first screen appearance together, Stan plays a penniless dog lover and Oilver plays a crook who tries to rob him
Great guns by Montague Banks( Visual )
10 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The duo play a chauffeur and a gardener whose hypochondriac employer, 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. 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
Big business ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1919 and 1995 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Laurel and Hardy are selling Christmas trees door-to-door and encounter some sales resistance at one customer's house. A simple "no" evolves into the total destruction of the boys' car, their Christmas trees--and the customer's home"--Container
Slapstick encyclopedia ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Showcases the early comedy shorts of the film industry
Jitterbugs ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1943 and 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The duo are a traveling two-man jitterbug band who operate out of a dilapidated jalopy and form an unlikely partnership with a likable con man. When the trio joins a carnival, they meet Susan, a naive young singer, whose mother has been swindled by grifters
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Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.16 for The flying ... to 0.93 for Stan und O ...)
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Alternative Names
Hardy 1892-1957
Hardy, Babe 1892-1957
Hardy, Cupid 1892-1957
Hardy, Norvell.
Hardy, Norvell 1892-1957
Hardy, O. N. 1892-1957
Hardy, Oliver Babe 1892-1957
Hardy, Oliver N. 1892-1957
Hardy, Oliver Norvell.
Hardy, Oliver Norvell 1892-1957
Ollie 1892-1957
English (588)
German (7)
French (5)
Spanish (5)
Dutch (2)
Multiple languages (1)