But the lanky Laurel's film career didn't really take off until he teamed up with portly American actor Oliver Hardy in a string of silent films and talkies throughout the 1920s, '30s and '40s, including Do Detectives Think? (1927), Pardon Us (1931), Sons of the Desert (1933) and Babes in Toyland, aka March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934), as well as the Oscar-winning comic short "The Music Box" (1932).
After appearing in more than 70 films with his longtime partner, who died of a heart attack in 1957, Laurel died on Feb. 23, 1965, at the age of 74.
In the silent comedy classics collected here, cars explode, cross-dressing villains pursue underwear models and a sexy comedienne chases down her stolen nightie as slapstick provides the rule of the day. Featuring screen appearances by Harold Lloyd, Stan Laurel and Billy West as well as short gems from the likes of Charley Chase, Snub Pollard, Bill Beban and Larry Semon, the collection holds a treasure trove of laughs for fans of early films.
- Laurel & Hardy: Collector's Edition
- TCM Archives: Laurel & Hardy Collection
- Laurel & Hardy: Flying Deuces
- Slapstick, Too
- Slapstick Encyclopedia
- American Slapstick: Vol. 2
- Stan Laurel Collection: Vol. 2
- Laurel & Hardy: Be Big / A Lucky Dog
- The Lost Films of Laurel & Hardy
- The Big Noise
- Air Raid Wardens / Nothing But Trouble
- Laurel & Hardy: Utopia
- This Is Your Life / At the Movies
- The Laurel & Hardy Collection: Vol. 1
- The Laurel & Hardy Collection: Vol. 2