WorldCat Identities

Laurel and Hardy

Works: 143 works in 170 publications in 3 languages and 418 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  History  Short films  Juvenile works  Musical films  Slapstick comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Musician, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Laurel and Hardy
That's entertainment by Fred Astaire( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire host this all-singing, all-dancing follow up to That's entertainment!, showing up more of what made the Golden Era of MGM moviemaking
When comedy was king( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of sequences from old silent comedies from the early Sennett films of 1914 to the Roach comedies of 1928, featuring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Harry Langdon, Ben Turpin, Fatty Arbuckle, Wallace Beery, Mabel Normand, Gloria Swanson, the Keystone Cops, and others
The Oxford American southern sampler : 1999( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner Classic Movies greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That's dancing!: From Baryshnikov to break dancing, from Fred and Ginger to Shirley and Bojangles, from movement depicted on Grecian urns to the kaleidoscopic pizzazz of Busby Berkely spectaculars, over 50 of the most famous dancers from the worlds of film, ballet and Broadway are presented in a series of musical sequences
Retour de flamme by Gaston Velle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents seminal films in the early development of motion pictures in France and the United States with each film preceded by extensive optional historical commentary
Trail of the lonesome pine : memories of the silver screen by Laurel and Hardy( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our relations by LeRoy Shield( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singers & actors( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lucky dog by Jaimie Marchi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1921 and 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their first screen appearance together, Stan plays a penniless dog lover and Oilver plays a crook who tries to rob him and his new paramour
The further perils of Laurel and Hardy( Visual )

2 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation combining highlights from the silent films of Laurel and Hardy with narration
Utopia by Arturo Infante( Visual )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stan and Ollie inherit an island and a yacht to get them there. What better idea than to fill the boat with the usual collection of characters--from a stateless refugee to a pretty girl running away from her husband-to-be, and set off to a new life on Utopia. Life, however, is not so simple. No sooner does the new nation get started when uranium is discovered and the peaceful kingdom begins to crumble
Laurel & Hardy : Hollywood's funniest full-length comedy classics( Visual )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sons of the desert by William A Seiter( Visual )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boys try to get away from their wives to attend a national convention of the Sons of the Desert. Also featured is a Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly short, Top Flat
Perfect day by James Parrott( Visual )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before Stanley and Oliver and their families get into the car. First the boys get into a fight and destroy all the sandwiches. Then the car itself keeps acting up, requiring repeated exits and reboardings by the boys, their wives and grouchy, gout-ridden Uncle Edgar. A brick-throwing tiff with a neighbor threatens to escalate into general mayhem until the local parson strolls by. They finally manage to get underway, steering toward an innocent-looking mud puddle in the street"--Internet movie database summary by Paul Penna, as viewed on April 15, 2009
Laurel and Hardy comedy classics, volume 8( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four classic Laurel and Hardy short subjects
The flying deuces by A. Edward Sutherland( Visual )

4 editions published between 1933 and 1974 in English and Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jilted by the charming Georgette, Oliver Hardy, a fishmonger visiting Paris from Des Moines, is ready to throw himself into the Seine when a passing legionnaire advises him to join the Foreign Legion in order to forget his problems. Taking his advice, Ollie and his pal, Stan Laurel, enlist for what they believe will be a few days until Ollie overcomes his heartbreak, and the twosome find themselves enmeshed in a work routine from dawn until dusk for the pay of three cents a day. Fed up with washing and scrubbing, Stan and Ollie decide to quit the Legion, and proceed to the airport, where Ollie runs into Georgette, who, he discovers, is the wife of François, one of his superior officers. There, they are also rudely awakened to the fact that they have enlisted for life and are placed under arrest for desertion. Sentenced to be shot at sunrise, the two escape through a tunnel underneath their cell, emerging in François' compound. Amid a post-wide search, the two escape once more, leading the troops in a wild chase that culminates when Stan accidentally starts the engines of the plane in which they are hiding. The escapade results in a plane crash from which Stan emerges intact, while Ollie flutters his way to heaven, to return reincarnated as a horse"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Laurel & Hardy by Stan Laurel( Recording )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men o' war( Visual )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two sailors on leave, Stanley and Oliver meet two girls at a park and invite them to have a soda. Unfortunately, the boys have only enough money to split theirs, a point which Oliver can't seem to get across to his friend. That problem is solved when Stanley hits the jackpot on a slot machine. Now with enough money to hire a boat, they start a battle-royal with other boaters, with everybody eventually winding up in the lake"--Internet movie database summary by Paul Penna, as viewed on April 15, 2009
Their first mistake. by George Marshall( Visual )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mr. Hardy was married. Mr. Laurel was unhappy too. ... Mrs. Hardy is irate that her husband Oliver spends more time with his friend Stanley than with her. Oliver decides to adopt a baby, hoping that it will keep his wife occupied so that he and Stanley can continue to carouse, but upon returning home with the infant, they find a process server with a divorce summons, and spend a sleepless night caring for the squalling baby"--Internet movie database, as viewed on April 15, 2009
Our relations by Harry Lachman( Visual )

2 editions published between 1936 and 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oliver Hardy receives a letter from his mother that contains a photo of himself and his twin brother Bert, his friend, Stan Laurel, and Stan's twin brother Alf. The boys have not seen their twins in years, and Ollie's mother states that they went to sea and were hanged for mutiny. Ashamed to be related to such scoundrels, Stan and Ollie burn the photo and vow never to tell their wives, Daphne and Betty, about their brothers. That afternoon, however, the S.S. Periwinkle docks, and Alf and Bert prepare for shore leave. The ship's chief engineer, Finn, tricks them out of their money, and they are then summoned by the ship's captain, who tells them to get a package he is expecting and bring it to Denker's Beer Garden. The boys get the package and go to Denker's, where they meet two gold diggers, Lily and Alice, who set their sights on the pearl ring the boys are holding for the captain. The girls order expensive dinners for which Alf and Bert cannot pay. As security, Alf and Bert leave the captain's ring with the waiter, Joe Groagan, and rush to the boardinghouse where Finn is staying to retrieve their money. Finn refuses to give the money back and eventually tricks them again, leaving them trapped in the boardinghouse without any clothes. Meanwhile, Stan and Ollie go with their wives to Denker's to eat. Lily, Alice and Groagan, unaware that Stan and Ollie are not the men they met earlier, create all kinds of havoc for them. Finally, after paying Alf and Bert's bill, receiving the pearl ring in exchange for their cash and trying to placate their jealous wives, Stan and Ollie are done in by Finn, who mistakes them for Alf and Bert and their wives for Lily and Alice. After their wives storm out, Stan and Ollie join a congenial drunk and drown their sorrows. Back at the boardinghouse, Alf and Bert decide to find the captain and so, wrapped in quilts, they return to Denker's. Groagan and the bartender fight with them when they ask for the ring, and when the police take them away, they are mistaken for Stan and Ollie by Mrs. Addlequist, a friend of Daphne and Betty's. At the courtroom, other prisoners tell Alf and Bert that Daphne and Betty are social workers, while the wives plead with Judge Polk to release the boys. Alf and Bert are then united with 'their' wives and they all go to a nightclub. Stan and Ollie are already there, and the chaos begins when Alice and Lily show up as well. The captain finds Stan and Ollie at the bar and asks them for his ring. Two gangsters overhear their conversation and see Ollie accidentally put the ring in Alf's pocket. The captain takes off in pursuit of Alf, and when Stan returns to Ollie, he and Ollie are kidnapped by the gangsters. Finn and some toughs join in the chase of Alf and Bert, and after demolishing the nightclub, they all go to the waterfront, where the gangsters have put Stan and Ollie's feet in cement. After accidentally knocking the gangsters into the water, the boys fall in themselves. Alf and Bert appear and, after returning the captain's ring, rescue their long-lost brothers. They realize that the day's mishaps are the result of mistaken identities, and all ends well until Bert and Ollie, complaining to one another about 'those dumb Laurels, ' do not watch where they are going and fall off the pier"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
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Alternative Names
Den Décken an den Dënnen

Dick & Doof

Dick und Doof

El gordo y el flaco dúo cómico del cine

El Gordu y el Flacu

Gøg og Gokke

Hardy, Laurel and

Helan och Halvan

Helan og Halvan

Laurel & Hardy

Laurel a Hardy

laurel and hardy

Laurel and Hardy American comedy double act

Laurel dan Hardy

Laurel e Hardy

Laurel en Hardy

Laurel et Hardy acteur américain

Laurel eta Hardy

Laurel Hardy

Laurel i Hardy

Laurel kaj Hardy

Laurel und Hardy amerikanisches Komiker-Duo

Laurel ve Hardy

Ohukainen ja Paksukainen

Stan és Pan

Stan și Bran

Stanlio e Ollio duo comico statunitense

Stanlio i Olio

Χοντρός και Λιγνός

Лорел и Харди

Лорел і Гарді Американський комедійний дует

Лорэл і Гардзі

Станлио и Олио

לורל והארדי צמד קומי אמריקאי

لورل و هاردی

لورل و هاردی زوج کمدین

لوريل و هاردى

لۆرێل و ھاردی

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