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Hardy, Oliver 1892-1957

Works: 1,390 works in 3,761 publications in 12 languages and 27,129 library holdings
Genres: Comedy films  Drama  Short films  Silent films  Slapstick comedy films  Biography  Parodies, imitations, etc  Encyclopedias  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Other, Dedicatee, Honoree, Narrator, Contributor, fme, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Oliver Hardy
Laurel & Hardy by John Blystone( Visual )

325 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,030 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)
The flying deuces by A. Edward Sutherland( Visual )

231 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complications arise as Stan and Ollie join the Foreign Legion to help Ollie forget his troubled romantic past. Fast-paced good comedy has Ollie ending up reincarnated as a mule
March of the wooden soldiers by Gus Meins( Visual )

43 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Laurel and Hardy as hapless employees of Toyland's toy factory who room in old Mother Peep's shoe. Faced with eviction Mother Peep needs to raise money for her mortgage, but the boys' plan to get the money from the toy maker goes awry
Utopia by GoodTimes Home Video (Firm)( Visual )

67 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 520 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 fighting Kentuckian( Visual )

19 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and German and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of a French general captures the heart of a rugged Kentucky rifleman. However, a powerful man also is determined to win her heart, and the two men soon lock horns. When the Kentuckian discovers that his rival is involved in a scheme to evict the French settlers, war breaks out between the fighting frontiersmen and the displaced French forces
Laurel and Hardy collection( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Devil's brother, "Stanlio" and "Ollio" tangle with a notorious robber baron. In Bonnie Scotland, they have misadventures in Scotland and India
The lost films of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy the complete collection, vol. 5( Visual )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a variety of Laurel and Hardy shorts released from 1924 to 1929
Three ages by Buster Keaton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
Sons of the desert by William A Seiter( Visual )

52 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boys try to get away from their wives to attend a national convention of "The Son of the Desert."
The Charley Chase collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 185 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
Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy the essential collection : the sound shorts and features from the Hal Roach library( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 180 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 big noise( Visual )

17 editions published between 1944 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The duo play janitors accidentally hired as sleuths to protect a new super-bomb destined for the War Department in Washington, DC. Through a series of crazy misadventures, our heroes end up in a remote-controlled airplane, along with the bomb, and headed straight for trouble
Laurel & Hardy( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three digitally remastered classics from Hal Roach Studios
Be big! by James Parrott( Visual )

16 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Be big! (The boys duck out on a vacation with their wives in order to attend a stag party. The lucky dog (silent film): In their first screen appearance together, Stan plays a penniless dog lover and Oilver plays a crook who tries to rob him
Slapstick encyclopedia( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the early comedy shorts of the film industry
Great guns by Monte Banks( Visual )

14 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The duo play a chauffeur and a gardener whose hypochondriac employer, a wealthy young man with little experience, is drafted. Convinced that he need them in order to survive in the service, they join up as well. The Texas cavalry post to which they're all assigned is made far worse for the wear by the presence of these well-meaning troublemakers
Unfinished business by Roxy Gordon( Visual )

28 editions published between 1919 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 132 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
Jitterbugs by Malcolm St. Clair( Visual )

15 editions published between 1943 and 2007 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The duo are a traveling two-man jitterbug band who operate out of a dilapidated jalopy and form an unlikely partnership with a likable con man. When the trio joins a carnival, they meet Susan, a naive young singer, whose mother has been swindled by grifters
The films of Laurel & Hardy by William K Everson( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninety-nine Laurel and Hardy comedies are fully documented with cast lists, credits, and synopses. The actors' careers are traced before their work together including the evolution of their many characterizations
Laurel & Hardy by John McCabe( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

Hardy 1892-1957

Hardy, Babe 1892-1957

Hardy, Cupid 1892-1957

Hardy, Norvell.

Hardy, Norvell 1892-1957

Hardy, O. N. 1892-1957

Hardy, Oliver Babe 1892-1957

Hardy, Oliver N. 1892-1957

Hardy, Oliver Norvell.

Hardy, Oliver Norvell 1892-1957

Oliver Hardy acteur américain

Oliver Hardy Aktor Amerika

Oliver Hardy Amerikaans acteur

Oliver Hardy amerikansk skådespelare

Oliver Hardy amerikansk skodespelar

Oliver Hardy amerikansk skuespiller

Oliver Hardy amerykański aktor i komik

Oliver Hardy attore statunitense

Oliver Hardy US-amerikanischer Komiker und Filmschauspieler

Oliverius Hardy

Ollie 1892-1957

Όλιβερ Χάρντι

Оливер Харди

Оливър Харди

Харди, Оливер

אוליבר הארדי

أوليفر هاردي

أوليڤر هاردى

اولیور هاردی اااااایبس

올리버 하디 미국의 희극 배우, 로럴과 하디의 한 사람



Laurel and Hardy collectionMr. Laurel and Mr. HardyThe boys : the cinematic world of Laurel and HardyLaurel & Hardy : a bio-bibliographyBabe : the life of Oliver HardyThe Laurel & Hardy encyclopediaThe art of Laurel and Hardy : graceful calamity in the films