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William Gillespie in Stan Laurel Collection: Vol. 2

Slapstick Symposium: The Stan Laurel Collection: Vol. 2

1918 NR

Before forging a legendary partnership with Oliver Hardy, silent-screen comedian Stan Laurel had already amassed a respectable slapstick filmography of his own, as evidenced in this second volume of Laurel shorts from 1918 to 1926. Titles include "Huns and Hyphens," "The Egg," "Do You Love Your Wife?" "Rupert of Hee Haw" and the lavish "Mud and Sand," in which Laurel spoofs a certain smoldering matinee idol in the role of Rhubarb Vaselino.