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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Stan Laurel [5]

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Born:June 16, 1890
Died:February 23, 1965 (74)
Filmography Rating:6.07 / 10
IMDB Rating:5.95 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.26 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:83.00%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Just Ramblin' Along [1918](28) => Nervy Young Man
Mud and Sand [1922](32) => Rhubarb Vaselino
Oranges and Lemons [Silent] [1923](33) => Sunkist
The Stolen Jools [1931](41) => Policeman
The Flying Deuces [1939](49) => Stan

Trivia that mentions this person:
The Flying Deuces [1939]
  • The sketch of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in the first scene was drawn by Harry Langdon.
  • Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are thrown into a cell to await execution at sunrise. Stan discovers that he can strum his bed springs and play it like a harp. The music he plays is "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise".
  • This is Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's only non-Hal Roach-produced film in which Stan had a hand in the writing and editing (as he had in the Roach films).
    Mud and Sand [1922]
  • This was one of a series of films that Stan Laurel did that were parodies of popular films. This four reel short was a parody of Blood and Sand with Rudolph Valentino and was in theatres only three months after that film was released.
  • Stan Laurel was nearly killed during the making of this movie. In the scene where he is being chased down the street by a bull, it was a real bull chasing Stan, which caught up to him and nearly killed him. After this incident, the crew decided to scare Stan by telling him that the camera didn't get the picture, and the scene would have to be shot again.
    Our Gang Follies [1937]
  • The aged character played by Henry Brandon is identical to the villainous "Barnaby" character that he portrayed in another Hal Roach comedy, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's feature film Babes in Toyland. While his character in this film is not identified by any name on-screen, he was identified as "Barnaby" in the shooting script and is casually referred to as such.
    Babes in Toyland [1961]
  • The Hal Roach original (Babes in Toyland) starred Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and had a costumed mouse that looked suspiciously like Mickey Mouse. This Disney remake featured two comedians obviously impersonating Laurel and Hardy.