TCM Archives: Laurel & Hardy Collection

TCM Archives: Laurel & Hardy Collection

     
 

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were already accomplished film comedians when they were paired by producer Hal Roach in 1926, but separately neither had been able to achieve the stardom they soon attained as a team. In the early years of the sound era, Roach boosted them from short subjects to feature films, and this two-disc set offers a pair of their starring vehicles released theatrically by M-G-M, The Devil’s Brother (a.k.a. Fra Diavolo, 1933) and Bonnie Scotland (1935). The first is an adaptation of a Eugene Scribe operetta, and while 18th-century Italy might seem an incongruous setting for the misadventures of Stan and Ollie, they fit right into this handsomely produced period piece. Members of the Roach stock company, including Thelma Todd and James Finlayson (from whom Homer Simpson got his trademark “D’Oh!”), lend admirable support here. Finlayson also joins the Boys in Bonnie Scotland, which finds them heading across the Atlantic to claim an inheritance that turns out to be nothing more than a pair of bagpipes and a snuff box. Subsequently tricked into joining the British army, they’re posted to India, where characteristic complications ensue. While neither of these two films is among the pair’s very best, they nonetheless show Laurel and Hardy at the peak of their form and popularity. Making this collection particularly desirable are the unusually informative and accurate commentary tracks by film historians Leonard Maltin and Richard W. Bann.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/18/2006
UPC:
0012569678880
Rating:
NR
Source:
Turner Classic Movie
Region Code:
1
Time:
4:28:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; TCM feature-length documentary added attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story, narrated by Chevy Chase and showcasing Laurel and Hardy., The Little Rascals, The Three Stooges and dozens of others; Commentaries on both movies by Laurel and Hardy Aficionados Richard W. Bann and Leonard Maltin; Introduction by Turner Classic Movies; hos Robert Osborne; Vintage Laurel and Hardy excerpts: Magic Act Segment form The Hollywood Recue of 1929 fragment from Rogue Song (1930); 2 Segment fro pick a Star (1937); Theatrical trailers; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature film only)

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- TCM Archives: Laurel and Hardy Collection: The Movies
1. Credits [1:35]
2. Diavolo's Latest Conquest [5:36]
3. Zerlina's Plight [1:24]
4. Would-Be Bandits [4:52]
5. Who's the Victim? [5:02]
6. Double Diavolos [4:30]
7. Playing Hangman [5:50]
8. The Marquis' Retinue [4:25]
9. Getting Their Man [5:03]
10. Well Done In [4:05]
11. Anybody Can Do That [3:55]
12. Signal in Song [4:44]
13. Balcony Scene [3:53]
14. Interruption [4:51]
15. Finger Wiggle [3:23]
16. Framing Lorenzo [3:03]
17. May Every Moment Gaily Pass [4:15]
18. Flowing Wine [2:44]
19. Intoxicating Encounters [6:28]
20. Stanlio Spills the Beans [4:37]
21. Captured [3:30]
22. Bull Run [2:06]
1. Credits [:53]
2. A Scottish Estate [4:20]
3. Conditions of the Will [3:12]
4. Stanley's Inheritance [4:59]
5. Snuff and Nonsense [3:26]
6. Hang Out to Dry [5:14]
7. Something Fishy Going On [5:33]
8. Man on Fire [2:20]
9. In the Army [3:05]
10. Going to India [2:45]
11. Stanley in Step [4:12]
12. Eyes on the Colonel [3:01]
13. Sgt. Leatherpuss [2:55]
14. Musical Mirage [4:21]
15. Poor Fellow [3:19]
16. Message With a Kick [2:22]
17. Misunderstood [2:57]
18. Cockeyed Cadence [2:01]
19. Getting Back at Her Ladyship [2:44]
20. Cleanup Detail [5:02]
21. Men With a Mission [2:57]
22. Holding the Fort [3:18]
23. Cracked Shot [2:25]
24. Silly Beehive-ior [2:49]
Disc #2 -- TCM Archives: Laurel and Hardy Collection: Special Features
1. Introduction [2:42]
2. Never Stop the Camera [1:32]
3. The Lot of Fun [13:07]
4. Shorts From Brooklyn [8:51]
5. From Stage to Screen [10:34]
6. Shorts Go to the Dogs [5:16]
7. Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk! [5:36]
8. The Little Lion [11:47]
9. Coming Up Short [6:22]
10. Reluctant Hollywood Humorist [4:14]
11. The Voice of the Globe [2:39]
12. The Stars at Play [2:22]
13. The Wild Bunch [2:53]
14. A New Home [7:01]
15. End Credits [1:02]

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