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Two Tars
(1928) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by James Parrott (Paul Parrott)

Cast: Stan Laurel [Ensign Laurel], Oliver Hardy [Ensign Hardy], Thelma Hill [Thelma], Ruby Blaine [Ruby], Sam Lufkin [the irate pedestrian; and a motorist], Charlie Hall [the shopkeeper], Edgar Kennedy [the bumper duel driver], Harry Bernard [the truck driver], Edgar Dearing [the motorcycle cop], Jack Hill [the motorist with a mattress], Thomas Benton Roberts [the motorist with tomatoes], Charley Rogers [the motorist who gets his fenders bent], Chet Brandenburg [a motorist], Baldwin Cooke [a motorist], Frank Ellis [a motorist], Helen Gilmore [a motorist], Clara Guiol [a motorist], Fred Holmes [a motorist], Ham Kinsey [a motorist], Charles McMurphy [a motorist], Retta Palmer [a motorist], Lon Poff [a motorist], George Rowe [a motorist], Lyle Tayo [a motorist], Dorothea Wolbert [a motorist]

Hal Roach Studios, Incorporated, production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Produced by Hal Roach. From a screen story by Leo McCarey. Production supervision by Leo McCarey. Property master, Harry Black. Assistant property master, [?] ? Hopkins. Automobile rigging, Dale Schrum. Assistant director, Lloyd French. Cinematography by George Stevens. First assistant cameraman, E.V. White. Second assistant cameraman, [?] ? Collins. Intertitles by H.M. Walker. Edited by Richard C. Currier. / © 3 November 1928 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation [LP116]. Released 3 November 1928. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot from 22-23 and 26 June through 3 July 1928. Working title: Two Tough Tars. / Silent film.


Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of Film Preservation Associates (Blackhawk Films collection); and in private film collections [8mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Transportation: Automobiles - USA: California: Culver City

Listing updated: 23 September 2017.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Everson-American p. 278; Kerr-Silent pp. 332, 333; Lahue-World p. 139; Skretvedt-LaurelHardy pp. 125-129, 318, 433, 434; Sweeney-Coming p. 120 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

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