Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 166: Mon Jun 15

Sons of the Desert (Seiter, 1933) & County Hospital (Parrott, 1932):
Vue Cinema Piccadilly, 8.15pm

Laurel and Hardy are returning to the big screen this summer to mark the 125th anniversary of Stan Laurel's birth. Cinemas across the UK and in Ireland will be showing a double bill of their classic 1933 feature length film Sons of the Desert and the short movie County Hospital in events organised by The Laurel and Hardy Roadshow and Showcase Cinemas. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review of Sons of the Desert:
The shapeliest of Laurel and Hardy's features, this 1934 comedy fills out their accustomed two-reel format, not with dissociated bits and romantic subplots, but with some relaxed and creative character work. Stan and Ollie want to run off to Chicago for their annual frat convention, but they have to tell the wives that they're going to Hawaii to treat a rare tropical disease Ollie has come down with. With Mae Busch, Charley Chase, and Dorothy Christy; William A. Seiter directed. 69 min.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is an extract.

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