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Hal Roach Studios

Works: 602 works in 1,071 publications in 2 languages and 13,078 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Short films  Juvenile works  Political films  Fiction  Horror films  Motion pictures  Silent films 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hal Roach Studios
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck( Visual )

9 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 930 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
The Lizzie McGuire movie by Terri Minsky( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lizzie discovers love is a many splintered thing when the crush is on. All the girls try to keep their hearts in the right place when a handsome new teacher from Scotland lights up the halls. Then, Lizzie tries to manage Larry's crush on her and her longtime longing for Ethan is met with "let's just be friends". Celebrate the ups and downs of teen life
Stephen King's Children of the corn by Fritz Kiersch( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young couple find themselves stranded in the rural town of Gatlin, Nebraska, where they encounter a mysterious religious sect of children.But nowhere in town are there any adults. The horror grows to a blood-curdling climax as the two new visitors learn the horrifying secret behind the prospering corn fields
Lizzie McGuire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes 4 episodes from the popular TV show
The Harold Lloyd comedy collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 338 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
The lost films of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy the complete collection, vol. 5( Visual )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a variety of Laurel and Hardy shorts released from 1924 to 1929
The color of friendship by Lindsey Haun( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahree Bok lives on a farm in South Africa. Her father is a policeman who cannot hide his joy when activist Steve Biko is caught by the South African authorities. Piper Dellums is the daughter of a US congressman from California and who lives in a nice home in Washington, DC. When Mahree is chosen to spend a semester at the Dellums' house, she doesn't expect that her host family would be black. Nor do her hosts suspect that she is not a black South African
The Little Rascals( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teacher's Pet: It's the first day of school and the gang isn't ready for readin', writin' or their new teacher Miss Crabtree. Jackie, Chubby and Farina decide to "welcome" her with gifts of sneezing powder, red ants and a mouse. School's out: Now it's the last day of school and Jackie's developed a big crush on Miss Crabtree. Worried that she'll "go and get married" Jackie's ready to do anything to keep her- like "scaring the pants off" a stranger who comes calling. Readin' and Writin': "Learn that poem learn that poem" is ringing in school-skipping Brisbane's head. Why is his conscience bothering him? Spooky Hooky: The gang is in for some mighty frights when they have to retrieve their "doctored" doctor notes from school in the middle of the night! Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat and Porky must brave thunder, lightning, wind, rain and each other to make the grade. Sprucin' up: The gang hates to clean- and it shows yet, they scrub themselves silly after meeting the new truant officer's daughter. Now supremely spruced, Spanky and Alfalfa attempt to impress with a battle of chin-ups. For Pete's sake: Bully-Boy Leonard has broken Marianne's doll and brother Wally has to find the money for a new one but how? He offers the bully a barter: Pete the Pup! The Kid From Borneo: "Yum-yum, eat 'em up!" is all Spanky's "Uncle George" can say. But it's not his real uncle, it's "Bumbo the Wild Man"! Soon Stymie, Spanky, Wheezer and even Pet the Pup are running for their lives. Dogs is Dogs: Well, well, well, Spud fell in the well, but it's poor Wheezer who's suffering. He's forced to live with a mean old stepmother; his dog Pete is in the pound. The Pooch: Oh no, Pete the Pup is in trouble- he's been caught by the dogcatcher. If Stymie doesn't come up with five bucks fast, he'll be put to sleep! But Stymie can't find food, much less a five. Dog heaven: Pete is despondent and wants to end it all because Joe has a new girlfriend
Lizzie McGuire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First, join Lizzie, family and friends as they have a close encounter of the Aaron Carter kind when crashing a holiday video shoot. Next, Lizzie's in the middle when famous Frank Muniz visits Hillridge. Then, her unfinished parade float is adorned by Santa Steve Tyler of Aerosmith, and Doris Roberts redefines the "grand" in grandmother as she pays Gordo a visit
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

11 editions published between 1941 and 2003 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A genial homeless unemployed baseball pitcher is hoaxed into protesting against existing social evils as a newspaper circulation stunt. He pleas to the "little man" for brotherly love and democratic good will, and John Doe clubs are formed. Because of his simple sincerity, he becomes a national hero, but he is shocked when he discovers that it's all a plot by the owner of the paper, who plans to use the voting strength of the clubs to bludgeon his way to power
The Little Rascals( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fly my kite: When Dirty Dan tries to take away Grandma's retirement fortune, it's the kids and Pete the Pup to the rescue. Honkey donkey: Spoiled rich kid Wally invites the gang and their pet mule to his mansion. Beginner's luck: Spanky's reciting Shakespeare in a talent show but he can't seem to get his lines out. Reunion in rhythm: The grammar school is putting on a musical with all your favorite songs and stars. Hook and ladder: No sooner does the gang start their own fire department than they've got their own fire. First round-up: The gang decides to go camping and they've brought along everything but their courage. Teacher's beau: The gang's teacher, Miss Jones, is leaving to get married just when they were starting to like her. Hearts are thumps: Spanky, Alfalfa and Buckwheat start the infamous "He-man Women-Haters' Club."
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 176 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
Topper returns by Roy Del Ruth( Visual )

10 editions published between 1941 and 2003 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third in the Topper comedy-mystery series, Cosmo Topper is besieged by a wisecracking ghost who demands that he help her find her killer. She was murdered while vacationing at the home of her wealthy friend Ann Carrington, the intended victim. Despite protestations from his wife, Clara, Topper and Gail set out to find her killer and keep Ann from a similar fate. Carrington Hall is a magnificent old haunted house, complete with a cloaked villain who comes and goes through walls. Falling chandeliers, secret passages, and a trap door with a chute that leads to an underground tunnel add to the mystery. The cast of characters includes a malevolent butler, a straightlaced housekeeper, and a frightfully playful seal. Rochester, Topper's eternally frightened chauffeur, at one point threatens to quit and go back to Jack Benny! But will the murderer be revealed from among the house servants, guests, and family?
Laurel & Hardy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three digitally remastered classics from Hal Roach Studios
Utopia by GoodTimes Home Video (Firm)( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stan and Ollie are shipwrecked on a desert atoll. Living like a pair of Robinson Crusoes, they befriend other survivors and decide that their atoll can become a modern day Utopia
The Little Rascals( Visual )

3 editions published between 1929 and 1994 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time on home video, these exceptional short films look exactly as they did decades ago when they sent Saturday matinee audiences into fits of laughter. Spanky, Buckwheat, Alfalfa, Stymie, Darla and the rest of the Little Rascals are back - and better than ever - in this collection of completely remastered, unedited, original films
Advise & consent by Otto Preminger( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "A brutal look at the darker side of power and statesmanship as blackmail, scandal and suicide shake the foundations of the U.S. government"--Sleeve
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The Little Rascals
Alternative Names
Roach (Hal) Studios, inc.

Roach Studios

Roach Studios Culver City, Calif

Rolin Film Company

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The Little Rascals