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Celebrating Laurel & Hardy

March 7, 2015 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive presents “UCLA Festival of Preservation.”

Celebrating Laurel & Hardy

UCLA Film & Television Archive continues its long-term initiative to restore the legacy of Laurel & Hardy, working with negatives that have survived (sometimes only barely) decades of abuse and neglect. This major restoration effort is supported by the Archive’s Laurel & Hardy Preservation Fund. In this program, we showcase the latest projects restored via this ongoing effort.

De Bote en Bote (Pardon Us) (1931)
Directed by James Parrott.

In the Spanish-language version of Laurel & Hardy’s first feature film Pardon Us, Stan and Ollie find themselves in the clink after a bootlegging endeavor goes awry. A loose tooth that makes Stan blow a raspberry every time he speaks gets the boys deeper and deeper in trouble with the warden and fellow inmates, as they are haplessly embroiled in the breakout schemes of a notorious prisoner.

Director: James Parrott. Production: Hal Roach Studios, Inc. Distribution: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Producer: Hal Roach. Screenwriter: H.M. Walker. Cinematographer: Jack Stevens. Editor: Richard Currier. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, June Marlowe, Enrique Acosta, Alfonso Pedroza.

35mm, b/w, in Spanish, 61 min.

Preceded by
The Midnight Patrol (1933)
Directed by Lloyd French.

Novice police officers Laurel & Hardy have an eventful evening when they’re called to investigate a housebreaking.

35mm, b/w, 20 min.


The Music Box (1932)
Directed by James Parrott.

In this Academy Award-winning short, Stan and Ollie’s Sisyphean efforts to deliver a piano to the home at the top of an impossibly long staircase are stymied by passersby, the police and the topography itself.

35mm, b/w, 29 min.

In-Person: Randy Skretvedt; Scott MacQueen, head of preservation, UCLA Film & Television Archive.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.! UCLA Festival of Preservation Passes available for $50.

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March 7, 2015
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States