A Chump at Oxford + The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case
In this double-bill the boys get schooled, and they become murder suspects.
A Chump at Oxford
Dir Alfred J Goulding
With Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Forrester Harvey
Laurel and Hardy play a couple of down-and-outs who, after a piece of good luck, get sent overseas on a scholarship to Oxford to receive a formal education. They find themselves at the wrong end of student pranks, get into trouble with the Deans, and discover that Stan has a noble heritage. It’s a comedy masterclass.
+ The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case
Dir James Parrott
With Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Frank Austin
35mm from the collection of the Library of Congress
The one where Ollie first says ‘Here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into’ finds the duo visiting an old country house for the reading of a will, but they soon discover that they’re suspects in a murder case – and in danger from the killer.