Block-Heads


Block-Heads

Infobox Film
name = Block-Heads


caption = Theatrical poster for "Block-Heads" (1938)
director = John G. Blystone
producer = Hal Roach Jr.
Hal Roach
writer = Felix Adler
Arnold Belgard
Harry Langdon
James Parrott
Charley Rogers
starring = Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy
Patricia Ellis
Minna Gombell
Billy Gilbert
Jimmy Finlayson
music = Marvin Hatley
cinematography = Art Lloyd
editing = Bert Jordan
distributor = United Artists
released = August 19, 1938
runtime = 57 min.
language = English
budget =
preceded_by = "Swiss Miss"
followed_by = "The Flying Deuces"
imdb_id = 0029923

"Block-Heads" is a 1938 comedy film starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, produced by Hal Roach Studios for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film, a reworking of elements from the Laurel and Hardy shorts "We Faw Down" (1928) and "Unaccustomed As We Are" (1929), was Roach's final film for MGM, and is remembered as one of Laurel and Hardy's most successful films.The movie opens with the last advance of World War I before the Armistice. Ollie and the others in the company push forrward, leaving Stan at the trench. Twenty years pass, and he is still guarding the post, as shown by the huge pile of bean cans he has accumulated, and the path he has worn pacing back and forth on guard. He is found by accident (after firing on a plane he sees approaching) and brought home, feted as a hero. Unfortunately, Ollie's wife does not take to Stan, being disgusted with the bums he brings home. Stan doesn't help matters when, among other things, he wrecks Ollie's car in the garage.Quotes include:A boy is playing with his ball, he kicks it just as the couple (L&H) are walking up the stairs, it obviously hits Ollie in the face and Ollie kicks it down the stairs which are a few floors steep. The Boy calls his father who tells Ollie to go and get it. This ends up with Stan hitting the father and petrifying him.

External links

*imdb title|id=0029923|title=Block-Heads

See also

* 1938 in film
* Laurel and Hardy films


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