Laurel & Hardy (Triple Bill - Duck Soup, Two Tars, Liberty)

An outstanding Laurel and Hardy triple bill, befitting a return to in-person events, concluding with the people's choice as voted for by our lovely audience in 2020. First up is the long-lost, recently re-discovered and restored Duck Soup (later remade with sound as Another Fine Mess, and not to be confused with the 1933 Marx Brothers film). Stan and Ollie are a couple of vagrants who masquerade as owner and housemaid of a fancy mansion. Stan in a dress is always a joy! Next up is Two Tars - a comedy classic in which The Boys play sailors on leave. The gallus pair score a date with two girls but wind up stalled in a very long traffic jam... and a whole lot of trouble. Finally, Liberty in which Laurel and Hardy are escaped convicts trying to reclaim their trousers… atop the girders of an unfinished skyscraper!

Dir. Fred Guiol | James Parrott | Leo McCarey | US | 1927/8/9 | 20m x 3
Screening material courtesy of Lobster Films

Performing live: Forrester Pyke (piano)
Forrester has had a successful career as a teacher and musical director and is one of the most highly respected silent film accompanists in Scotland. For over 25 years he has brought many of the great silents vividly to life for a new generation of cinemagoers. Forrester is greatly respected for his musical composition and improvisational technique. www.forrestercliftonpyke.co.uk

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