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Stan and Ollie at 20th Century Fox
on 4 January 2014
I put off watching these 20th century Fox Laurel & Hardys movies for many years due to their poor reputation, so when I finally decided to take a look at them I was reasonably surprised.
The set consists of 3 films Great Guns, Jitterbugs and The Big Noise, all the films are individually packaged with good artwork on the DVD covers.
I was impressed with the picture and sound quality of all 3 films, in fact quite a high standard considering they are approx 70 years old!
This was L&H first film for Fox and probably the weakest of the 3 in this set, briefly Stan and Ollie join the army to look after their hyperchondriac employer who has been drafted.
This was my favourite of the 3 and generally regarded as the best of the Fox films. Stan and Ollie play a two man travelling band who form an unlikely partnership with a likeable con man and a naive young singer (the lovely Vivian Blaine)This little partnership encounter fraudsters and con men, (a regular theme of these Fox films)
The Big Noise
Stan and Ollie play 2 hired detectives who are designated the task of transporting a prototype bomb to Washington, encountering (tedious dull) gangsters and con men on the way (oh for a James Finlayson or Walter Long)
All 3 films are ok additions to the L&H filmography and more than watchable, they just suffer when compared against the brilliant films L&H made at their peak