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      Block-Heads

      Released Aug 19, 1938 55m Comedy List
      Reviews 85% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Unaware that the Great War has ended, Stan (Stan Laurel) remains faithfully at his post for twenty years -- until he shoots down a private plane, angering its pilot. Delighted to learn that Stan is alive, his best friend Ollie (Oliver Hardy) rescues him from the Soldiers' Home and takes him to meet his wife. Stan is amazed and enthralled by the many modern conveniences that have sprung up in the world, and the best friends proceed to unwittingly wreak havoc on Ollie's apartment and neighbors. Read More Read Less

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      Peter Bradshaw Guardian It is an anarchic succession of vignettes and catastrophes: the sheer absurdity of their connection is part of the comedy. Rated: 5/5 Nov 12, 2015 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion A string of giddy hazards Nov 15, 2009 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The gags were immensely funny and were sustained throughout. Rated: B+ Jun 24, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      darin c Still enjoyable and not ready to get tired of Laurel and Hardy as they are still obviously having fun. Silly plot, but at least they keep it original. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This consistently entertaining Laurel and Hardy caper plays out less than a plot-driven story and more like a series of sketches presented in three acts: the boys battle in the Great War, they're reunited at a veteran's home, Hardy invites Laurel over to his apartment. That being said, 'Block-Heads' demonstrates the ingenious pair at their physical comedy best. Some of the gags have been reused from their shorts (such as 1928's 'We Faw Down') but are strung together with fresh material to make a cohesive, rib-tickling film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Great Laurel and Hardy classic! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Still enjoyable and not ready to get tired of Laurel and Hardy as they are still obviously having fun. Silly plot, but at least they keep it original. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member One of my absolute favourites - anything with lots of Billy Gilbert is fine by me. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member not their best but still enjoyable if u need a laugh Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Unaware that the Great War has ended, Stan (Stan Laurel) remains faithfully at his post for twenty years -- until he shoots down a private plane, angering its pilot. Delighted to learn that Stan is alive, his best friend Ollie (Oliver Hardy) rescues him from the Soldiers' Home and takes him to meet his wife. Stan is amazed and enthralled by the many modern conveniences that have sprung up in the world, and the best friends proceed to unwittingly wreak havoc on Ollie's apartment and neighbors.
      Director
      John G. Blystone
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp., Film Classics Inc.
      Production Co
      Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Hal Roach Studios Inc.
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 19, 1938, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 25, 2017
      Runtime
      55m
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