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Birmingham Comedy Festival Presents: Laurel and Hardy: Law and Order

Friday 14 October 2022

Birmingham Comedy Festival presents:

Laurel and Hardy: Law and Order

Three black and white classics from the greatest comedy double-act of all time, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy – all on a law and order theme.  Lured into crime in Night Owls, The Boys become policemen in The Midnight Patrol before ending up behind bars for The Hoose-Gow.

West Midlands Police Museum, The Lock-up, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6BJ

Tel: 0121 609 1700

7pm

Tickets: £10

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Friday 14 October 2022

Birmingham Comedy Festival presents:

Laurel and Hardy: Law and Order

 

Three black and white classics from the greatest comedy double-act of all time, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

 

And as we’re visiting the West Midlands Police Museum, we’ve selected three great films that find The Boys on both sides of the law.

 

Night Owls (1930)

In the midst of a crime wave, a police officer is threatened with redundancy unless he makes some quick arrests. Later discovering two vagrants, sleeping rough in the park, he hatches a plan that could keep the two down-and-outs out of jail, and save his job. But will it work?

 

The Midnight Patrol (1933)

Incompetent police officers Stan and Ollie are sent to a suspected break-in. But before they can get there to investigate further, has Stan stumbled upon a robbery in progress? Look out for Birmingham-born Charlie Hall as one of the tyre thieves.

 

The Hoose-Gow (1929)

The Boys find themselves in the hoose-gow (US slang for jail), despite claiming to be innocent bystanders after a raid. Can Laurel and Hardy stay out of trouble long enough to get free? With two cameos from Charlie Hall.

 

Introduced by John Ullah, Grand Sheik of The Laughing Gravy Tent (the Birmingham branch of the Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society), and author of This Is More Than I Can Stand, the biography of Laurel and Hardy co-star Charlie Hall, who was born in Ward End, Birmingham.

 

A Birmingham Comedy Festival presentation in association with The Laughing Gravy Tent.

[http://www.laughinggravytent.co.uk/]

 

West Midlands Police Museum, The Lock-up, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6BJ

Tel: 0121 609 1700

7pm

Tickets: £10

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