The Stan Laurel Collection
Disc One ONLY
Celebrating one of the great geniuses of silent comedy 16 rare short films 1923-1925
Before his famous teaming with Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel was for eight years one of the most important Hollywood comics of his time, competing at the same level with Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
These very rare 16 films, shot between 1923 and 1925 and restored to their original versions, enable the audience to discover the hidden side of this immense genius of slapstick comedy.
From the parodies of popular films from the 1920s (Roughest Africa,The Soilers), to the hilarious social (Frozen Hearts, Short Kilts) or familial (Mother's Joy, Yes, Yes, Nanette) satires, ending with real jewels of the slapstick genre (Oranges and Lemons,Postage Due), Stan Laurel is irresistible. His understanding of storytelling and charming humor have stood the test of time.
- Oranges and Lemons 1923 12 Min.
Stan works at a fruit packing/packaging/wrapping factory. The quarrels between employees/ factory workers quickly turn into surreal "fruit fights."
- Roughest Africa 1923 21 Min.
During an expedition in Africa, Stan is confronted by wild animals for the camera of a documentary filmmaker.
- Frozen Hearts 1923 25 Min.
Russia, end of the 19th century. Olaf (Stan Laurel) leaves his fiancee and joins the army, given a concurrence of events.
- The Soilers 1923 24 Min.
Canister (Stan Laurel), a mine owner in Alaska, would give his life to get his confiscated goods/property back.
- Mother's Joy 1923 23 Min.
An old man asks a lawyer to find his missing daughter and grand-son who turns out to be a very extravagant young man.
- Near Dublin 1924 23 Min.
In Shitlalah where Carrigan (Stan Laurel) works as a postman, quarrels and parties all end up in the same way: everybody gets beat up with bricks.
- Zeb vs. Paprika 1924 22 Min.
Two jockeys are racing against each other. Before the dual, Paprika's horseman (Stan Laurel) follows a rigorous training.
- Postage Due 1924 22 Min.
Willy Worst (Stan Laurel) is turning a local post-office upside-down/ stirs up ill-feeling at a local post-office when trying to send a letter.
- Chasing the Chaser 1925 11 Min.
(Directed by Stan Laurel) A cross-dressing detective (William Gillespie) is hired to expose a husband (Jimmy Finlayson) with a wandering eye.
Condition: This DVD is in very good condition, is only missing the original cover. Please note that you will receive the DVD in the case that is showing in the picture.
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