Laural & Hardy Short Talkies 1930
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146 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1

Unlike many other silent film actors, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy adapted with ease to talking in movies, practically paying no attention to this new component of their work. Happily, their voices matched their screen personalities. And sound effects greatly aided their talking films. So did the wonderful, peppy, period background music. The Boys were then able to punctuate their physical and visual comedy with catch phrases long familiar to fans who smile when they hear variants of such lines as these:

“I'm Mr. Hardy, and this is my friend, Mr. Laurel.”
“Why don't you do something to help me?”
“We certainly do!”
“Tell me that plan again.”
“Here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!”
1.  Night Owls
2.  Unaccustomed As We Are
3.  Berth Marks
4.  Men O' War
5.  Perfect Day
6.  They Go Boom
7.  The Hoose-Gow
Edition Details
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

March 11th will see the release of three two-disc sets of the sound shorts: Laurel & Hardy Talkies, Part 1 - 1929-1930 - Disc 1: Unaccustomed As We Are 1929, Berth Marks '29, Men O'War '29, Perfect Day '29, They Go Boom! '29, The Hoose-Gow '29, Night Owls '30. Disc 2: Blotto '30, Brats '30, Below Zero '30, Hog Wild '30, The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case '30, Another Fine Mess '30.