I am psyched about this month’s theme! I’ll be covering comedies from Hal Roach, my favorite studio for all things silly.
Hal Roach comedies are beloved tradition among my kith and kin. Our Gang (aka The Little Rascals), Laurel and Hardy, Charley Chase and all the others are pretty much extended family. However, my HR viewing has been pretty talkie-centric and so I am looking forward to diving deeper into the silent side of things.
I have already reviewed a few Roach comedies and I will list them here as an appetizer:
Double Whoopee (1929): Laurel and Hardy are hapless hotel employees who help Jean Harlow out of her car– and her dress!
The Haunted Spooks (1920): Harold Lloyd and Mildred Davis are newlyweds who are targeted with a ghostly hoax.
Mighty Like a Moose (1927): Charley Chase and Vivien Oakland play a homely couple who get plastic surgery on the sly.
Slipping Wives (1927): Laurel and Hardy (before they were Laurel and Hardy) are involved in a scheme to make a neglectful husband jealous.
Two-Gun Gussie (1918): Harold Lloyd plays a rube mistaken for a notorious gunslinger.
Look for more reviews throughout the month!
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