The legendary double act of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are back on the big screen as you’ve never seen them before, presented for the first time in high definition (HD) in cinemas across the country.
Following the fantastic success of the Laurel & Hardy film screenings in June and continuing the celebrations of the 125th anniversary of comedy genius Stan Laurel’s birth, National Amusements have announced two more double bill showings featuring the timeless comedy entertainers.
The double bill kicks off with Way Out West and Towed in a Hole (20th and 25th October), followed by Academy Award-winning film The Music Box and Block-Heads (15th and 17th November).
The HD cinema screenings will take place in hundreds of towns and cities across the country, with the addition of many more sites following June’s popular showings. Stan Laurel was born in Ulverston, Cumbria, and from 1921 to 1952 the pair appeared in a total of 106 films together, including silent movies.
Way Out West
Stan and Ollie are charged with delivering the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. However they reckon without the machinations of her evil guardian, Mickey Finn, who is determined to have the gold mine for himself and his saloon singer wife, Lola. Includes the now classic musical number The Trail of the Lonesome Pine.
Towed in a Hole
Laurel and Hardy are in the fish business. They drive around town seeing if they can sell any. Stan suggests they catch their own fish and keep all the profits.
It's 1938, but Stan doesn't know the war is over; he's still patrolling the trenches in France, and shoots down a French aviator. Ollie sees his old chum's picture in the paper and goes to get his pal.
The Music Box
Deliverymen Laurel and Hardy struggle to push a large crated piano up a seemingly insurmountable flight of stairs in this Academy Award winning short.
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