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Laurel & Hardy

by Jinsie
(IN PROGRESS) This chronology includes only those shorts and features in which Laurel & Hardy both appeared in starring roles. Cameos, guests roles and lost or partially lost films are not included for now. Bit ’n pieces Another Nice Mess website Tables of Laurel & Hardy supporting players. [l-r] Stan Laurel (b. Ulverston, Lancashire, England), Oliver Hardy (b. Harlem, Georgia, USA) ★ = Notable events ☆ = Feature length film Titles in bold have yet to be added to the MUBI database. ★ SILENT ★ The Lucky Dog (October, 1921) ★ [First appearance in the same film, for Sun Lite Pictures] Duck Soup (March, 1927) ★ [First appearance together for… Read more

(IN PROGRESS)
This chronology includes only those shorts and features in which Laurel & Hardy both appeared in starring roles. Cameos, guests roles and lost or partially lost films are not included for now.

Bit ’n pieces
Another Nice Mess website
Tables of Laurel & Hardy supporting players.


[l-r] Stan Laurel (b. Ulverston, Lancashire, England), Oliver Hardy (b. Harlem, Georgia, USA)

★ = Notable events
☆ = Feature length film
Titles in bold have yet to be added to the MUBI database.


SILENT

The Lucky Dog (October, 1921) ★ [First appearance in the same film, for Sun Lite Pictures]
Duck Soup (March, 1927) ★ [First appearance together for Hal Roach Studios, under separate contracts]
Slipping Wives (April, 1927)
Love ’Em And Weep (June, 1927)
Why Girls Love Sailors (July, 1927)
With Love And Hisses (August, 1927)
Sugar Daddies (September, 1927)
Sailors, Beware! (September, 1927)
The Second Hundred Years (October, 1927)
Do Detectives Think? (November, 1927)
Putting Pants on Philip (December, 1927) ★ [Their first official billing as the Laurel & Hardy double act]
Leave ’Em Laughing (January, 1928) ★ [Their first film playing characters named ‘Stan’ and ‘Ollie’]
Flying Elephants (February, 1928)
The Finishing Touch (February, 1928)
From Soup To Nuts (March, 1928)
You’re Darn Tootin’ (April, 1928)
Their Purple Moment (May, 1928)
Should Married Men Go Home? (September, 1928)
Early To Bed (October, 1928)
Two Tars (November, 1928)
Habeas Corpus (December, 1928)
We Faw Down (December, 1928)
Liberty (January, 1929)
Wrong Again (February, 1929)
That’s My Wife (March, 1929)
Big Business (April, 1929)
Double Whoopee (May, 1929)
Bacon Grabbers (October, 1929)
Angora Love (December, 1929) ★ [Final silent film]

SOUND

Unaccustomed As We Are (May, 1929) ★ [First sound film]
Berth Marks (June, 1929)
Men O’ War (June, 1929)
Perfect Day (August, 1929)
They Go Boom! (September, 1929)
The Hoose-Gow (November, 1929)
Night Owls (January, 1930)
Blotto (February, 1930)
Brats (March, 1930)
Below Zero (April, 1930)
Hog Wild (May, 1930)
The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (September, 1930)
Another Fine Mess (November, 1930)
Be Big! (February, 1931)
Chickens Come Home (February, 1931)
Laughing Gravy (April, 1931)
Our Wife (May, 1931)
Pardon Us (August, 1931) ☆ ★ [First feature film for Hal Roach Studios]
Come Clean (September, 1931)
One Good Turn (October, 1931)
Beau Hunks (December, 1931)
Helpmates (January, 1932)
Any Old Port! (March, 1932)
The Music Box (April, 1932)
The Chimp (May, 1932)
County Hospital (June, 1932)
Scram! (September, 1932)
Pack Up Your Troubles (September, 1932) ☆
Their First Mistake (November, 1932)
Towed In A Hole (December, 1932)
Twice Two (February, 1933)
Me And My Pal (April, 1933)
The Devil’s Brother (May, 1933) ☆
The Midnight Patrol (August, 1933)
Busy Bodies (October, 1933)
Dirty Work (November, 1933)
Sons Of The Desert (December, 1933) ☆
Oliver The Eighth (January, 1934)
Going Bye-Bye! (June, 1934)
Them Thar Hills (July, 1934)
Babes In Toyland / March Of The Wooden Soldiers (November, 1934) ☆
The Live Ghost (December, 1934)
Tit For Tat (January, 1935)
The Fixer Uppers (February, 1935)
Thicker Than Water (August, 1935)
Bonnie Scotland (August, 1935) ☆
The Bohemian Girl (February, 1936) ☆
Our Relations (October, 1936) ☆
Way Out West (April, 1937) ☆
Swiss Miss (May, 1938) ☆
Block-Heads (August, 1938) ☆
The Flying Deuces (November, 1939) ☆ ★ [First film for another studio]
A Chump At Oxford (February, 1940) ☆ ★ [Penultimate film for Hal Roach Studios]
Saps At Sea (May, 1940) ☆ ★ [Final film for Hal Roach Studios]
Great Guns (October, 1941) ☆ ★ [First of the post-Hal Roach films]
A-Haunting We Will Go (August, 1942) ☆
Air Raid Wardens (April, 1943) ☆
Jitterbugs (June, 1943) ☆
The Dancing Masters (November, 1943) ☆
The Big Noise (October, 1944) ☆
Nothing But Trouble (December, 1944) ☆
The Bullfighters (May, 1945) ☆ ★ [Final film released in the United States]
Atoll K / Utopia (October, 1951) ☆ ★ [French-Italian production to capitalise on post-war European popularity]

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