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Two Tars (1928)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 3 November 1928 (USA)
Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor ... See full summary »

Director:

James Parrott

Writers:

Leo McCarey (story), H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Edgar Kennedy ... Motorist
Thelma Hill ... Brunette Girl
Ruby Blaine Ruby Blaine ... Blonde Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bernard ... Truck Driver
Chet Brandenburg ... Motorist
Baldwin Cooke ... Motorist
Edgar Dearing ... Motorcycle Policeman
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ... Motorist
Helen Gilmore ... Motorist
Clara Guiol Clara Guiol ... Motorist
Charlie Hall ... Shopkeeper
Jack Hill Jack Hill ... Motorist with Mattress
Fred Holmes Fred Holmes ... Motorist
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Storyline

Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor collision sets off an escalating series of tit-for-tat retaliations which eventually has most of the cars in pieces. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Tough Tars See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent | Mono (musical score)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ruby Blaine, who plays one of the pick-ups, had been a professional wrestler in the Los Angeles area. See more »

Goofs

A motorist puts a knife into one of the tyres on the Boy's car yet later they drive of without changing it. See more »

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Edited into The Golden Age of Comedy (1957) See more »

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Classic Laurel & Hardy
11 November 2003 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

Laurel & Hardy are two sailors. They take to girl with them on their rented car and end up in a traffic jam. They get hit by another car and the wrecking of cars start. In the end all people there are involved in one big fight.

This is a funny short although for me it had no real big laughs. Nevertheless I enjoyed it very much. Another short classic from Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.


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