In 1953, Laurel & Hardy embark on a music hall tour of the UK in a last attempt to reignite their waning careers. With poor audiences and shabby accommodation, old resentments begin to surface… but the show must go on. Steve Coogan and John C Reilly are nothing short of spellbinding as the much loved comedy duo, who can’t resist any opportunity to slip into character. Imbued with a love of old Hollywood and a slew of references to classic sketches, it’s a moving and heart warming story of a lifelong friendship that may be tested, but never broken.
Dir: Jon S. Baird
Cast: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda, Danny Huston
The Music Box (U)
Before Stan & Ollie, a chance to enjoy this Oscar winning short in which the hapless duo struggle to push a large crated piano up a seemingly insurmountable flight of stairs.
Dir: James Parrott
Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Gladys Gale