Laurel & Hardy on reels

#1 by Vidar Olavesen , Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:11 pm

I wish to start a list of all released films on any reel gauge. Both by themselves and as a pair.

Would like to get info like this
Way Out West (if not original title, whichfilm it is from), 3x400’, Super 8, sound, run time (edited or full), Blackhawk

Will try to add my own soon, hope others can help fill the list (no need to start yet)

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#2 by Eivind Mork , Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:25 pm

Sounds like a good idea. Here are my films. I do not have all the details you mention, though.

Another fine mess (1930) Super 8, B/W, Sound, 800'
Berth Marks Super 8, B/W, Sound, 400', Blackhawk
Big Business (1929) Super 8, B/W, Silent, 400', Blackhawk
Busy bodies (1933) Super 8, B/W, Sound, 400'
County Hospital (1932) 16mm, B/W, Sound, 800'
The Flying Deuces (1939) Super 8, B/W, Sound, 1200'
From Soup To Nuts (1928) Super 8, B/W, Silent, 400', Blackhawk
Music Box (1932) Super 8, B/W, Sound, 400'
Tit for Tat Super 8, B/W, Sound
Two Tars Super 8, B/W, Sound, 400'



 
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RE: Laurel & Hardy on reels

#3 by David Skillern , Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:00 am

Hi,
I have the following Laurel and Hardy prints:

Way Out West - Walton Films - 3x400ft slightly abridged
Swiss Miss - Walton Films - 3x400ft slightly abridged
A Chump at Oxford - Walton Films - 3x400ft slightly abridged
BlockHeads - Blackhawk Films - 4x400ft Complete
Sons of the Desert - Blackhawk Films - 4x400ft Complete
Beau Hunks - Possibly Blackhawk Films (will have to check) 2x400ft Complete
The Music Box - Blackhawk Films - 1x600ft - Complete
Tit for Tat - Walton Films - 1x400ft - slightly abridged
Busy Bodies - BlackHawk Films - 1x400ft - Complete
County Hospital - BlackHawk Films - 1x400ft - Complete
Me and My Pal - Blackhawk Films - 1x400ft - Complete
Towed in the Hole - Blackhawk Films - 1x400ft - Complete


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RE: Laurel & Hardy on reels

#4 by Panayotis Carayannis , Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:24 am

General rule: Blackhawk copies are complete (except for a few cutdowns from features).Walton copies are shortened.


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RE: Laurel & Hardy on reels

#5 by David Ollerearnshaw , Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:14 pm

Mountain Films used to distribute the films before Walton. I have Way Out West from them which is a 4x400ft. If I can find the issue I'll post a scan of the advert for the films.


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#6 by Mick O’Regan , Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:46 pm

How about guest appearances?
ON THE WRONG TREK - Charley Chase, Blackhawk, 400ft.


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RE: Laurel & Hardy on reels

#7 by Vidar Olavesen , Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:00 pm

I would like that too, I will have Wild Poses on the list. Anything they were in, but only reels, no DVD or ... (sorry, puked a little)


 
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RE: Laurel & Hardy on reels

#8 by Greg Perry , Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:14 pm

Hi Vidar,

L&H also made a cameo appearance in the Thelma Todd short "On the Loose". I have a Blackhawk copy on Super 8.
I will check my L&H films in the next few days and get back to you.
In the meantime, here is some info on 16mm L&H films. I do not know if it is 100% accurate and complete. Maybe it is helpful to you...
https://16mmfilminfo.com/lhfilms.html


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RE: Laurel & Hardy on reels

#9 by Erik Schoolcraft , Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:02 am

Way Out West was also relaeased by Blackhawk complete on regular 8 as was The Music Box on three 200' regular 8 sound reels. Also have a copy of Flying Dueces on regular 8mm on 4 400' reels. Sillent films I have The Money Machine L&H and The Big Noise on reg 8 Americom with a record.


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#10 by David Ollerearnshaw , Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:40 pm

A colour release while not one of the comedy films was Tree In A Test Tube.


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#11 by Vidar Olavesen , Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:50 pm

Was two versions of this I heard ... One shorter Super 8, which I have and a longer on 16mm

Anyone who can confirm this?


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RE: Laurel & Hardy on reels

#12 by Erik Schoolcraft , Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:20 am

I'm probably the only one in the states that collects 8mm sound prints now but I did make a slight mistake. On another post I mentioned that my regular 8mm sound print of The Flying Durces was released by Blackhawk. It is actually a very nice Niles print in a generic Film Classecs brown box. Still a veru nice print. Dosen't really compare to my Manbeck 16mm print but for 8mm it looks and plays very well.


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RE: Laurel & Hardy on reels

#13 by Maurice Leakey , Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:57 pm

I have a 400ft Super 8 which might have been issued by Perry's Movies.
1) Trailer to "Movie Struck", a reissue title for "Pick A Star" (1937)
2) "A Day At The Studio"
Laurel & Hardy have some sequences in this 76 minutes feature. A young country girl comes to Hollywood hoping to become a star and meets many stars in the process.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p1BloyxGiM
http://www.lordheath.com/menu1_133.html



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RE: Laurel & Hardy on reels

#14 by Robert Crewdson , Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:33 pm

Years ago I was a member of 'The Son's of the Desert', and and the American Sears catalogue was selling copies of their first appearance together, 'Lucky Dog'.



 
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RE: Laurel & Hardy on reels

#15 by Greg Perry , Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:09 pm

I have never seen the L&H sequence from "Pick A Star" before viewing this youtube version today! Great line by Stan when he asks the director (James Finlayson): "..when am I supposed to look dumb?"

Also, the link Maurice provided for the "lordheath.com" website provides tons of information on many other Hal Roach productions including Charley Chase, Little Rascals/Our Gang, Thelma Todd/Zasu Pitts--including some nice images of movie posters and lots more good stuff. A great reference site to bookmark--thank you for posting these Maurice!


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RE: Laurel & Hardy on reels

#16 by David Ollerearnshaw , Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:03 pm

Had a look on youtube and Tree In A Test Tube has two versions one looks like the same as my super 8 one.


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#17 by Robert Crewdson , Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:05 pm

If I remember correctly David, I think one is longer?.



 
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