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Hardy, Oliver 1892-1957

Works: 1,592 works in 3,496 publications in 6 languages and 26,863 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Biography  Encyclopedias  Parodies, imitations, etc  History  Humor  Action and adventure films  Short films  Silent films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Dedicatee, Honoree, Other, Narrator, Scenarist, Contributor, fme
Classifications: PN2287.L285, 791.4375
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Most widely held works about Oliver Hardy
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Laurel & Hardy by Stan Laurel( Visual )

103 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five digitally remastered classics from Hal Roach Studios
The flying deuces by A. Edward Sutherland( Visual )

150 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,405 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
March of the wooden soldiers( Visual )

45 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in English and held by 728 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 513 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 416 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 )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 360 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 262 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
Saved from the flames 54 rare and restored films 1896-1944( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 229 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
Way out west by James W Horne( Visual )

38 editions published between 1937 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 227 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
The Charley Chase collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 187 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
Slapstick encyclopedia( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the early comedy shorts of the film industry
The big noise( Visual )

15 editions published between 1944 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 178 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
Laurel & Hardy( Visual )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight classics from Hal Roach Studios
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 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boys try to get away from their wives to attend a national convention of "The Son of the Desert."
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 171 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
Victor Herbert's March of the wooden soldiers( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 158 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
Be big! by James Parrott( Visual )

12 editions published between 1930 and 2004 in English and held by 147 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 Monte Banks( Visual )

10 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 133 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 need 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 130 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
Jitterbugs by Malcolm St. Clair( Visual )

12 editions published between 1943 and 2007 in English and held by 122 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Laurel & Hardy
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

Oliver Hardy acteur amricain

Oliver Hardy Aktor Amerika

Oliver Hardy Amerikaans acteur

Oliver Hardy amerikansk skdespelare

Oliver Hardy amerikansk skodespelar

Oliver Hardy amerikansk skuespiller

Oliver Hardy attore statunitense

Oliver Hardy US-amerikanischer Komiker und Filmschauspieler

Oliverius Hardy

Ollie 1892-1957

Όλιβερ Χάρντι

Оливър Харди

Харди, Оливер

אוליבר הארדי

أوليفر هاردي

أوليڤر هاردى

اولیور هاردی اااااایبس


The fighting KentuckianMr. Laurel and Mr. HardyThe boys : the cinematic world of Laurel and HardyLaurel & Hardy : a bio-bibliographyBabe : the life of Oliver HardyThe Laurel & Hardy encyclopediaThe art of Laurel and Hardy : graceful calamity in the films