Laurel & Hardy: Thicker Than Water
In their final two-reel comedy, Stan is a boarder, renting a room from Ollie and his wife. On their way to making a furniture payment, the fellows are lured into an auction and wind up purchasing a grandfather clock. The fine optical work by Roy Seawright allowing the actors to literally grab and pull succeeding scenes into view (via so-called “wipes”) is a unique cinematic gag and aids the pacing. Escorted to the set every day by Hal Roach’s father, Charles, who actually lived on the lot, was a visitor from England named A. J. Jefferson, watching his “boy, ” Stan Laurel, perform before movie cameras for the first time. Directed by James W. Horne. With Daphne Pollard and James Finlayson.
Starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Daphne Pollard
Director James W. Horne