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The Laurel and Hardy collection [videorecording] / [presented by] Twentieth Century Fox.

Darling, W. Scott, 1898-1951 (Author). St. Clair, Malcolm, 1897-1952 (Added Author). Banks, Monte, 1897-1950 (Added Author). Wurtzel, Sol M., 1890-1958 (Added Author). Breslow, Lou. (Added Author). Laurel, Stan. (Added Author). Hardy, Oliver, 1892-1957 (Added Author). Merrick, Doris, 1920- (Added Author). Space, Arthur, 1908-1983 (Added Author). Borg, Veda Ann, 1919-1973 (Added Author). Blake, Robert, 1933- (Added Author). Fenton, Frank E., 1903-1971 (Added Author). Bush, James. (Added Author). Ryan, Sheila, 1921-1975 (Added Author). Nelson, Dick. (Added Author). MacDonald, Edmund. (Added Author). Blaine, Vivian, 1921-1995 (Added Author). Bailey, Robert, 1913-1983 (Added Author). Fowley, Douglas, 1911-1998 (Added Author). Patrick, Lee, 1906-1982 (Added Author). Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. (Added Author). Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (221 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 booklets.
  • Edition: Full frame.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006.

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
The big noise originally released as a motion picture in 1944; Great guns originally released as a motion picture in 1941; Jitterbugs originally released as a motion picture in 1943.
Dual (The big noise) and single layer (Great guns, Jitterbugs) DVDs; aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Accompanying booklets contain film commentaries by film historian and television writer Sylvia Stoddard.
Special features: [Disc 1]: The big noise: "The revenge of the sons of the desert" documentary; audio commentary by noted Laurel & Hardy author Randy Skretvedt; still photo gallery; original theatrical trailer. [Disc 2]: Great guns: still photo gallery; audio commentary by noted Laurel & Hardy author Randy Skretvedt; Fox Movietone news; original theatrical trailer. [Disc 3]: Jitterbugs: Audio commentary by noted Laurel & Hardy author Randy Skretvedt; still photo gallery; Fox Movietone news; original theatrical trailer.
Formatted Contents Note: [Disc 1]: Big noise / produced by Sol M. Wurtzel ; directed by Mal St. Clair ; screenplay by W. Scott Darling (74 min.) -- [Disc 2]: Great guns / directed by Montague Banks ; original screenplay by Lou Breslow (73 min.) -- [Disc 3]: Jitterbugs / produced by Sol M. Wurtzel ; directed by Malcolm St. Clair ; screenplay by W. Scott Darling (74 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note: Jitterbugs: Lyrics & music, Charles Newman, Lew Pollack.
Participant or Performer Note: The big noise: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Doris Merrick, Arthur Space, Veda Ann Borg, Bobby Blake, Frank Fenton, James Bush.
Great guns: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sheila Ryan, Dick Nelson, Edmund MacDonald.
Jitterbugs: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Vivian Blaine, Robert Bailey, Douglas Fowley, Lee Patrick.
Summary, etc.: The big noise: The duo play janitors accidentally hired as sleuths to protect a new super-bomb destined for the War Department in Washington, DC. Through a series of misadventures, our heroes end up in a remote-controlled airplane with the bomb and headed straight for trouble.
Great guns: Laurel and Hardy play a chauffeur and a gardener whose hypochondriac employer, a wealthy young man with little experience, is drafted. Convinced that he needs them in order to survive in the service, they join up as well. The Texas cavalry post to which they're all assigned is made far worse for the wear by the presence of these well-meaning troublemakers.
Jitterbugs: The duo are a traveling two-man jitterbug band who operate out of a dilapidated jalopy and form an unlikely partnership with a likable con man. When the trio joins a carnival, they meet Susan, a naive young singer, whose mother has been swindled by grifters.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD; region 1; Dolby Digital mono., Dolby Digital stereo.
Language Note: English soundtrack with optional English or Spanish subtitles. Open-captioned in English.
Subject: Janitors > Drama.
Impersonation > Drama.
Bombs > Drama.
Soldiers > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Drama.
Musicians > Drama.
Swindlers and swindling > Drama.
Genre: Comedy films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Comedy > Feature.
War > Feature.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
War films.

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