Collection of classic comedies from Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Also Contains Classic Comedy Shorts from Stan Laurel: 'Mud and Sand'; 'Just Rambling Along'; 'Oranges and Lemons'; 'Our Gang'; 'Our Gang Follies'; 'School's Out'; and 'Bear Shooters'...
March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934) The film's story takes place in Toyland which is inhabited by Mother Goose and other well known fairy tale characters. Stannie Dum and Ollie Dee (played by Laurel and Hardy) live in a shoe which is owned by the villainous Silas Barnaby who is looking to marry Bo Peep. Our heroes try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on the shoe and to keep Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby.
Utopia (1951) Heading for a newly inherited island, the boys are shipwrecked and marooned on an atoll which has just emerged from the sea. Along with their cook, a stowaway and a girl who is fleeing her fiancé, they set up their own government on the atoll. All goes well until the singer's fiancee arrives to reveal that the new island is rich with uranium deposits. People from all over the world flock to the island, but soon the situation turns chaotic when a revolt seeks to overthrow and execute the island's original inhabitants.
Flying Deuces (1939) Stan and Ollie are holidaying in Paris. Ollie intends to remain in France to marry Georgette (Jean Parker), the innkeeper's daughter, but is heartbroken when he finds that she's fallen in love with and has married dashing Foreign Legion officer François (Reginald Gardiner). Ollie decides instead to jump into the Seine, along with Stan, but they are talked out of it by François who suggests they join the Legion.
Hustling for Health (1919) Our down at heel hero Stan is befriended by a stranger at a train depot and brought back to the family home where his wife is having a suffragette meeting. None too pleased they cause mayhem dragging the neighbours into the argument as Stan throws rubbish into their award winning garden.
One Too Many (1916) This zippy and fun short from 1916 - the time when Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle were the big names in comedy - features the young Oliver Hardy as a ne'er-do-well who has to quickly impress his wealthy uncle by producing a wife and baby for his visit. Of course this does not go smoothly and soon there are rather more wives and babies than he can cope with; plus the mandatory chases and misunderstandings.
The Lucky Dog (1921) Stan plays the hapless hero, who after being thrown out onto the street for not paying his rent, is befriended by a stray dog. The dog and Stan then bump into Oliver (playing a robber) who is holding someone up. Oliver accidentally placed his victim's money into Stan's back pocket, turns from his first victim (who runs off) to rob Stan. Oliver then steals the money he had already stolen, from a very bemused Stan.