WorldCat Identities

Roach, Hal 1892-1992

Overview
Works: 1,035 works in 1,900 publications in 2 languages and 12,383 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Biography  Anecdotes  History  Comedy films  Interviews  Fiction  Short films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Attributed name, Commentator, Author, Scenarist, Production personnel, Performer, pre, Writer of accompanying material, Film editor, Actor, pmn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Hal Roach
Of mice and men by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

14 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of two migrant workers trying to realize their dreams of owning a ranch until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and strangles the farmer's wife
Laurel & Hardy by Stan Laurel( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five digitally remastered classics from Hal Roach Studios: Sons Of The Desert (1933), The Music Box (1932), Another Fine Mess (1930), Busy Bodies (1933), and County Hospital (1932)
Safety last! by Fred Newmeyer( Visual )

15 editions published between 1923 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man travels to the big city in search of success. Boasting of his achievements, he resorts to desperate deeds when his fiancee decides to visit him
The Harold Lloyd collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lloyd sold more tickets than Chaplin and Keaton, more than any other silent comedian in the 1920s. Includes 7 shorts and 1 feature film from 1919-1922: His Royal Slyness, An Eastern Westerner, Bumping into Broadway, Grandma's Boy, and more
The Harold Lloyd comedy collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The films of actor and occasional stuntman Harold Lloyd, many made for the Hal Roach Studios, and others for his own Harold Lloyd Corporation. Digitally remastered, restored, and rescored, this collection contains fifteen feature films including Safety Last!, ten shorts, and a bonus disc containing a treasure chest of extras including Harold Lloyd's home movies, interviews, featurettes, and much more
Laurel & Hardy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three digitally remastered classics from Hal Roach Studios
The Little Rascals( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Little Rascals get lost in a haunted house; race down a precarious hill in their homemade fire engine; and try to survive an unexpected visit from the famous 'Wild Man of Borneo.'
March of the wooden soldiers( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the tale Babes in Toyland, Laurel and Hardy star as clumsy toymakers who must stop the evil Barnaby and his plot to marry Little Bo Peep
The Little Rascals( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Spanky and his rascally friends as they discover the strange wonder of a magic lamp, coax their well-to-do pal into a forbidden game of mud football, and put on a splashy musical number - dressed as girls!
The Little Rascals Superstars of Our Gang( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, and the rest of the Little Rascals as they try to scare off their beloved teacher's suitor; go for an out-of-control cab ride; try strike an unusual deal with a toy store owner - until Petie the dog destroys his shop
The Charley Chase collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mum's the word: When a newly married woman conceals something from her husband, that's forgetfulness. When the husband holds out on his wife--that's usually a riot. Long fliv the king: A princess in America on a shopping trip receives a telegram that her father has died. She will be the new Queen, but only if she gets married within 24 hours. Figuring it is safe, she marries a man about to be executed. April fool: Jimmy Jump is a newspaper reporter in love with the managing editor's daughter. It's Monday, April 1st and the staff has a great deal of trouble telling the difference between April Fool's jokes and real events. Mighty like a Moose: Mr. and Mrs. Moose are not pretty. But after he has his teeth fixed and she has her nose done they look great, meet by accident, and don't recognize each other. They make plans for an illicit rendezvous. The only problem: how to keep the spouse from finding out. Crazy like a fox: The story of a father that told his daughter who she could marry. And she told him where he could go. All wet: Jimmie Jump receives a telegram telling him to pick up an important shipment at the train station at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. No good deed goes unpunished, and Jimmie has a whole lot of trouble getting to the depot
The cook and other treasures( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reckless romeo: A philandering husband is caught when his attempts at indiscretion are filmed by a newsreel camerman
Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy the essential collection : the sound shorts and features from the Hal Roach library( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 10 discs of feature films and short films released between 1929 and 1942. Contains high definition, digitally restored black-and-white versions of films. All films in black and white except The tree in a test tube
The Stan Laurel collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 15 silent comedy shorts starring Stan Laurel and 2 that he directed
Our gang follies of 1938( Visual )

3 editions published between 1937 and 2004 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Follies of 1938, the Little Rascals perform some of their best musical numbers. In School's out, the gang irritate their beautiful teacher, Miss Crabtree. In Bear hunt, the kids experience nature at its best (and worst)!
Slapstick encyclopedia( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the early comedy shorts of the film industry
George Stevens a filmmaker's journey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film biography of a movie director usually includes conventional genre trappings, like clips of great scenes and memories of old colleagues, as indeed this film does. Mainly, this is an engrossing tour through the George Stevens career that provides a greater understanding of his background, talent, creative preoccupations, and especially the experiences in World War II that irrevocably changed his approach to film making. As head of the Special Coverage unit documenting the war on film, Stevens took the only known color footage of the ground war in Europe, including the liberation of Paris and the horrors of Dachau. If his movies hold a mirror up to America, it is because his personal principles paralleled the highest aspirations of this country. In his films, Stevens offered as much insight on American life and character as he could muster
Laurel & Hardy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight classics from Hal Roach Studios
Big business( Visual )

15 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laurel and Hardy are selling Christmas trees door-to-door and encounter some sales resistance at one customer's house. A simple "no" evolves into the total destruction of the boys' car, their Christmas trees--and the customer's home"--Container
Topper returns by Roy Del Ruth( Visual )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topper (Roland Young) encounters a sarcastic ghost (Joan Blondell) who insists that our intrepid hero help her find her murderer. The plot unravels in Carrington Hall, a fabulous haunted mansion, replete with mysteries and a phantom that passes through solid stone. Beset by falling objects, dark, mysterious corridors and hidden traps, Topper must persevere to solve the dark crime. Of course the setting would be incomplete without the dastardly butler, the prissy housekeeper, a performing seal, Topper's irascible chauffeur "Rochester" and Ms. Blondell's disappearing corpse
 
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Alternative Names
Roach, Al 1892-1992

Roach, Harald E. 1892-1992

Roach, Harald Eugene 1892-1992

Roach, Harold Eugene 1892-1992

Roach, Harold Eugene 1892-1992 Sr

Roach, Harold Eugene, Sr., 1892-1992

Languages
English (127)

Spanish (3)

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Topper returns