LAUREL AND HARDY, the world’s greatest comedy team in their day, face an uncertain future with their golden era of Hollywood films long behind them.
Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953.
After a faltering start, the shows become hugely popular, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the past as long-buried tensions and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their precious partnership.
With Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C Reilly as Oliver Hardy, the duo’s nostalgic story is beautifully filmed and told, their comic genius shining through despite their declining years.
‘Not to be missed’ is an overworked phrase in the movie publicity world, but in this instance the description is fully justified.
As always, Film Club screenings are strictly for Library members only. There is no entrance fee, though we do charge for refreshments including ice creams, served during the interval..