Laurel & Hardy were an
enduringly popular comedy duo who made many popular films
in the 1930's. Initially popular in the silent era, Stan
Laurel and Oliver Hardy scored big with "Talkies"
as well. Their defining role was in BUSY BODIES. Other notable
Laurel & Hardy films include: MEN O' WAR, SONS
OF THE DESERT, WAY OUT WEST, and BABES IN TOYLAND.
For sheer silliness, and seat-of-the-pants
entertainment, you can't beat Laurel and Hardy.
Laurel, the thin one, did
much of the writing and some of the directing. Hardy, the
chubby one, called "Babe" by his friends, mostly
golfed when he wasn't on a movie set, leaving the more creative
work to his partner Stan.