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Toronto Silent Film Festival: When Stan Met Ollie
April 7 @ 13:30 - 15:30$15
Before there was even a first “another nice mess”, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy each spent a decade as cinematic soloists until destiny (with a little help from the Hal Roach Studios) united them as what would ultimately become the world’s most beloved comedy duo.
This 5 film programme includes a series of solo shorts leading up to their ultimate pairing, including one of the earliest existing screen appearances of “Babe” Hardy (unseen for over 100 years!) and the debut of the British Film Institute’s restoration of Mabel Normand and Oliver Hardy in SHOULD MEN WALK HOME?, right up to the history-in-the-making moment when they donned their dual derbies for the very first time.
Should Men Walk Home? & Mother’s Baby Boy re-masterd by the British Film Institute
Live accompaniment by Jordan Klapman