“Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are the movies’ greatest comic duo, the quintessential dumb and dumber odd-couple. Though critically overshadowed by Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd, they were enormously popular, and proved a major influence on Abbott & Costello, Lucille Ball & Vivian Vance, and Jackie Gleason & Art Carney, not to mention Samuel Beckett (they were an inspiration for WAITING FOR GODOT), Roman Polanski (who paid homage to them in his existentialist short films FAT AND LEAN and TWO MEN AND A WARDROBE), and Ken Jacobs (whose ONTIC ANTICS deconstructs one of their films).” –David Mulkins
THEM THAR HILLS (1934, 20 min, 16mm, b&w. Directed by Charley Rogers.)
TIT FOR TAT (1935, 20 min, 16mm, b&w. Directed by Charley Rogers.)
A CHUMP AT OXFORD (1940, 42 min, 16mm, b&w. Directed by Alfred J. Goulding.)
Total running time: ca. 85 min.