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Laurel and Hardy

A Chump at Oxford + The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case

In this double-bill the boys get schooled, and they become murder suspects.

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A Chump at Oxford

USA 1939
Dir Alfred J Goulding
With Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Forrester Harvey
63min
35mm
Certificate U

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

USA 1930
Dir James Parrott
With Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Frank Austin
32min
35mm from the collection of the Library of Congress
Certificate U

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.

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