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Companies: Best Movies & TV Shows/Series by Hal Roach Studios

Hal Roach Studios was an American motion picture and television production studio. Known as The Laugh Factory to the World, it was founded by producer Hal Roach and business partners Dan Linthicum and I.H. Nance as the Rolin Film Company on July 23, 1914. The studio lot, at 8822 Washington Boulevard in Culver City, California, United States, was built in 1920, at which time Rolin was renamed to Hal E. Roach Studios. ()

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Children of the Corn(1984)

R
| 1h 33min | Horror, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 314 votes)

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.

Public Defender(1954-1955)

30min per episode | Drama

The Public Defender is a half-hour 69-episode television dramatic series starring Reed Hadley as Bart Matthews, an attorney for the indigent. The series aired on CBS from March 11, 1954 to June 23, 1955, a season and a half.

Fireside Theater(1949-1955)

1h per episode | Drama

Fireside Theater is an American anthology drama series that ran on NBC from 1949 to 1958, and was the first successful filmed series on American television. Stories were low budget and often based on public domain stories or written by freelance writers such as Rod Serling. While it was panned by critics, it remained in the top ten most popular shows for most of its run. It predated the other major pioneer of filmed TV in America, I Love Lucy, by two years.

Directed by Fred Coe

The Gale Storm Show(1956-1960)

30min per episode | Comedy

The Gale Storm Show is an American sitcom starring Gale Storm. The series premiered on September 29, 1956, and ran until 1960 for 143 half-hour black-and-white episodes, initially on CBS and in its last year on ABC. The Gale Storm Show was co-produced by Independent Television Corporation and Hal Roach Studios. The series was aired under the title Oh, Susanna in syndication.

Sons of the Desert(1933)

NR
| 1h 8min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 72 votes)

Ollie and Stan deceive their wives into thinking they are taking a medically necessary cruise when they are really going to a lodge convention.

Safety Last!(1923)

NR
| 1h 14min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Action
3.9/5 (with 131 votes)

When a store clerk organizes a contest to climb the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.

Blondie(1957)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Blondie is the first of two TV series based on the comic strip of the same name. It first aired on January 4, 1957, on NBC. Although Penny Singleton had starred in most of the Blondie movies, producers chose Pamela Britton for the title role, with Arthur Lake playing the role of Dagwood Bumstead as he had in the Blondie movie series. A pilot episode was filmed in 1954 with Hal Le Roy as Dagwood opposite Britton's Blondie. The DVD for the 1957 version of Blondie was later released but only includes the first three episodes.

Way Out West(1937)

3.7/5 (with 63 votes)

Stan and Ollie try to deliver the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. Unfortunately, the daughter's evil guardian is determined to have the gold mine for himself and his saloon-singer wife.

The Music Box(1932)

NR
| 29min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 63 votes)

The Laurel & Hardy Moving Co. have a challenging job on their hands (and backs): hauling a player piano up a monumental flight of stairs to Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen's house. Their task is complicated by a sassy nursemaid and, unbeknownst to them, the impatient Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen himself. But the biggest problem is the force of gravity, which repeatedly pulls the piano back down to the bottom of the stairs.

A Chump at Oxford(1940)

NR
| 1h 3min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 29 votes)

The boys get jobs as a butler and maid (Stan in drag) for a dinner party. When that ends in disaster, they resort to sweeping streets and accidentally capture a bank robber. The thankful bank president sends them to Oxford to get an education. Predictable results ensue.

Our Relations(1936)

NR
| 1h 13min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 29 votes)

Two sailors get caught in a mountain of mix-ups when they meet their long-lost twins. Laurel and Hardy play themselves and their twins.

Block-Heads(1938)

NR
| 57min | Comedy, War
3.6/5 (with 34 votes)

It's 1938, but Stan doesn't know the war is over; he's still patrolling the trenches in France, and shoots down a French aviator. Oliver sees his old chum's picture in the paper and goes to visit Stan who has now been returned to the States and invites him back to his home.

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Blotto(1930)

NR
| 25min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 13 votes)

Stan fakes receiving a telegram so he can go to a club with Ollie and a bottle of his unsuspecting wife's liquor, but she overhears his plans.

The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case(1930)

NR
| 30min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 14 votes)

The boys think their days of fishing to feed themselves have come to an end, when Stan's rich uncle Ebenezer dies leaving a large estate. But they soon learn that Ebenezer was murdered and all the relatives, including Stan, are suspects.

Topper(1937)

3.5/5 (with 33 votes)

Madcap couple George and Marion Kerby are killed in an automobile accident. They return as ghosts to try and liven up the regimented lifestyle of their friend and bank president, Cosmo Topper. When Topper starts to live it up, it strains relations with his stuffy wife.

Swiss Miss(1938)

NR
| 1h 13min | Comedy, Music
3.2/5 (with 20 votes)

Stan and Ollie are mousetrap salesmen hoping for better business in Switzerland, with Stan's theory that because there is more cheese in Switzerland, there should be more mice.

Busy Bodies(1933)

NR
| 19min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 25 votes)

In this short film, Laurel and Hardy wage battle with inanimate objects, their co-workers, and the laws of physics during a routine work day at a sawmill.

Helpmates(1932)

20min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 22 votes)

Ollie's house is a mess after a wild party from the previous night. Ollie receives a telegram from his wife (who is on vacation in Chicago), which tells him that she is returning home in the afternoon. Fearing his wife's wrath he calls Stan over to help him clean up. Things go downhill and they make more mess not less.

County Hospital(1932)

NR
| 19min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 22 votes)

Ollie is in the hospital with a broken leg. When Stan comes to visit him, total chaos ensues.

Babes in Toyland(1934)

NR
| 1h 13min | Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 39 votes)

Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe and keep it and Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby. When that fails, they trick Barnaby into marrying Stanley Dum instead of Bo Peep. Enraged, Barnaby unleashes the bogeymen from their caverns to destroy Toyland.

Chickens Come Home(1931)

NR
| 30min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 12 votes)

Ollie is running for mayor when an old flame tries to blackmail him with a old photo.

Pack Up Your Troubles(1932)

NR
| 1h 8min | Comedy, War
3.5/5 (with 19 votes)

The story begins in 1917 with Stan and Ollie being drafted into the U.S. Army to fight in World War I. While in the Army, the pair befriend a man named Eddie Smith, who is killed by the enemy during a battle. After the war is over, Stan and Ollie venture to New York City, where they begin a quest to reunite Eddie's little daughter with her rightful family. The task proves both monumental and problematic as the boys discover just how many people in New York have the last name Smith.

Bonnie Scotland(1935)

NR
| 1h 20min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 22 votes)

Stan and Ollie stow away to Scotland expecting to inherit the MacLaurel estate. When things don't quite turn out that way, they unwittingly enlist in the Scottish army and are posted to India.

The Hoose-Gow(1929)

NR
| 18min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 15 votes)

Stan and Ollie arrive as new inmates at a prison after apparently taking part in a hold-up raid, a raid they tell a prison officer they were only watching. The usual mayhem ensues.

Hog Wild(1930)

NR
| 19min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 19 votes)

Ollie can't find his hat, much to the amusement of his wife and maid. Then Ollie and Stan attempt to install a rooftop radio antenna.

Laughing Gravy(1931)

NR
| 20min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 15 votes)

Stan and Ollie try to hide their pet dog Laughing Gravy from their exasperated, mean tempered landlord, who has a "No Pets" policy.

Topper Returns(1941)

3.2/5 (with 12 votes)

Topper is once again tormented by a fun-loving spirit. This time, it's Gail Richards, who was accidentally murdered while vacationing at the home of her wealthy friend, Ann Carrington (Landis), the intended victim. With Topper's help, Gail sets out to find her killer with the expected zany results.

Perfect Day(1929)

NR
| 19min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 20 votes)

Two families embark on a pleasant Sunday picnic but manage to run into a variety of issues with their temperamental automobile. Each incident requires repeated exits and reboardings by Laurel, Hardy, their wives and grouchy, gout-ridden Uncle Edgar.

Below Zero(1930)

NR
| 20min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 16 votes)

Street musicians Stan and Ollie have no success earning money in the dead of winter in a bad neighborhood. Their instruments are destroyed in an argument with a woman, but their luck seems to turn when Stan finds a wallet.

Tit for Tat(1935)

NR
| 19min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 24 votes)

Stan and Ollie have set up their own electrical repair store. Unfortunately for them, the grocery store opposite is run by the man and wife whom they encountered in "Them Thar Hills" (1935). Stan and Ollie go and visit to offer the hand of friendship, but the grocer becomes convinced that Ollie is trying to seduce his wife.

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