“An Evening With Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy”
The Devil’s Brother
Starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dennis King, Thelma Todd, James Finlayson.
- Time: 7:00 PM
- Date: Friday, April 8, 2011
- Place: HBLL Auditorium, 1st Floor; Admission is free; arrive early for seats.
About the Event:
Daniel Auber’s comic opera Fra Diavolo is the setting for some truly delightful turns by the classic duo of screen comedy in this, Laurel & Hardy’s third feature film. As “Stanlio” and “Ollio,” they try to become bandits, until they unwittingly come across the most dreaded thief himself, Fra Diavolo, played by Dennis King. The transition from short comedies to feature films did not dilute the comic genius of Laurel & Hardy, who were at the height of their popularity, joined hereby frequent foil James Finlayson.
Hal Roach/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 1933. 90 mins. Directors: Hal Roach and Charles Rogers.
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