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Laurel & Hardy Appreciation Society

This page was last updated April 2, 2018.

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MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018

7:45 p.m.

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On the occasion of our 50th anniversary,
we are proud to recall this tribute from


Laurel & Hardy biographer and

founder of the Sons of the Desert organization.

Laurel & Hardy Films Available on DVD

One of the most frequently asked questions by Laurel & Hardy fans is "Where can I get their films on video?" Below are some links to currently available DVDs.

(Note: This is not a comprehensive list! Visit your favorite online video dealer to search for titles not listed here.)

Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection

A 10-DVD set of Hal Roach shorts and features, from 1929 through 1940

Click here to order from Amazon

The Laurel and Hardy Collection, Volume One contains the Twentieth Century-Fox films Great Guns, The Big Noise, and Jitterbugs, plus extras: trailers, audio commentaries by Randy Skretvedt, and the award-winning documentary Revenge of the Sons of the Desert (featuring some of our own Brats!).

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The Laurel and Hardy Collection, Volume Two contains the Twentieth Century-Fox films A-Haunting We Will Go, The Dancing Masters,  and The Bullfighters, plus extras: trailers, a mini-documentary, a rare complete print of the color short The Tree in a Test Tube, and audio commentaries for the three feature films by the Brats' own Scott MacGillivray.

Click here to see more information on Amazon.com.

Click here to read a comprehensive review of the DVD set--- including screen shots--- at dvdbeaver.com.

TCM Archives' Laurel and Hardy Collection (there doesn't seem to be much imagination in naming these sets!) contains the Hal Roach features The Devil's Brother (a.k.a. Fra Diavolo) and Bonnie Scotland, including extras: audio commentaries by Leonard Maltin and Richard W. Bann, excerpts from L&H guest appearances in other M-G-M film releases, trailers, and more (but no Brats).

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Air Raid Wardens and Nothing but Trouble  is a double feature on a single DVD from Warner Home Video, presenting the two films L&H made for M-G-M in the 1940s.

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The Flying Deuces was made with independent film producer Boris Morros in 1939. This DVD from Kino on Video includes extras: a special preface; the French trailer for the film; a poster gallery, stills, and other promotional material; The Stolen Jools, a short in which L&H make a brief cameo appearance; silent footage of the team's 1932 visits to England and Scotland; the 5-minute abridged version of The Tree in a Test Tube (see The Laurel and Hardy Collection, Volume Two above for the complete version); and a 1955 telecast of This Is Your Life featuring Laurel & Hardy.

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So now there's more Laurel & Hardy to enjoy at home ...
but come to the Brats meetings to see them on the big screen and laugh out loud!

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Features---New articles added frequently:

New this month---
    Frequent co-star Edgar Dearing
Also read about---
Great Guns co-star Billy Benedict
co-star Douglas Fowley   
    The life of Jitterbugs and Dancing Masters co-star and radio star Bob Bailey


Directions to our meeting hall

THE BOSTON BRATS is one of the oldest and most active chapters of Sons of the Desert, the international Laurel & Hardy society. Since 1967, the Brats have held monthly film screenings featuring Laurel & Hardy and other vintage-comedy stars.

Click here for information about our next screening.

For more information about the group, e-mail us at


or write to P.O. Box 2102, Natick, MA 01760


When and where do the Boston Brats meet?

The Brats meet at The Union Church in Waban, 14 Collins Rd., Newton, MA, in the Vestry Room (lower level). Dues are $10 per meeting for members. Visitors are welcome to join the club for $12 at their first meeting. Meetings are usually scheduled on the first Monday of the month at 7:45 p.m. Check the "Coming Attractions" page for the date and details about the next meeting.


Via MBTA: Riverside streetcar to Waban MBTA stop on the Green Line. Walk up the ramp and stairs, and turn left. The Union Church is on the next corner.

Via Rt. 128: Exit 21A (Newton Rt. 16 E); keep right until Washington and Beacon Streets (look for small green sign for Waban with arrow pointing northeast). Bear right uphill onto Beacon; proceed for one mile until traffic lights. The Union Church is visible behind the lights.

Via Rt. 9 West: Turn right onto Woodward Street (opposite the CVS); go through two traffic lights. At end of Woodward, turn left. The Union Church is a stone building with a prominent sign out front.

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