Laurel and Hardy made 106 films together and this included 33 silent films. An enthusiastic Laurel and Hardy fan would find it fascinating to view all of these films and watch them develop from their solo careers into the wonderful double act that we know and love from the talkies.
A more casual fan may not be quite as interested in some of their silent movies however. In some of their earlier films they don’t play the usual Stan and Ollie that we are familiar with, and this can be quite disappointing for those who are searching for a conventional Laurel and Hardy film.
I must stress that this is not a rating based on how funny these films are. All of these movies are hilarious in their own right, and I highly recommend all of them. This is simply a guide for those casual fans in search for a standard Laurel and Hardy film.
Our ratings for these reviews works like this:
* A film that features Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, but not as a team.
** Their characters are beginning to resemble Stan and Ollie.
*** A conventional Laurel and Hardy film.
The reviews are split into the year in which they were released