The Very Best of Laurel and Hardy
Doors 12.30pm, start 1pm-3.20pm
Three classic black and white comedies featuring the greatest double-act of all time.
The Finishing Touch (1928) Laurel and Hardy are hired to finish building a house, with the offer of a $500 bonus if they do it quickly. Can they finish the job on time? Silent/ 20mins
The Music Box (1932) The Boys have a piano to deliver. However, the address - at the top of a long flight of steps - proves somewhat challenging. Winner of the 1932 Academy Award for Best Comedy Short. 30mins
Sons Of The Desert (1933) Stan and Ollie swear an oath to attend the Sons of the Desert's annual convention in Chicago, but when it looks like their wives won't let them go, Ollie hatches a cunning plan. Featuring one of the most famous lines in movie history: "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!" 64 mins
Presented by John Ullah, Grand Sheik of The Laughing Gravy Tent (the Birmingham branch of the Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society), and author of This Is More Than I Can Stand, the biography of Birmingham-born Laurel and Hardy co-star Charlie Hall. A Birmingham Comedy Festival presentation in association with The Laughing Gravy Tent for Funny Things.
Rated U. £9 plus booking fee. http://light-house.co.uk/calendar/2019/09/the-very-best-of-laurel-and-hardy/