Monday 16th March 2020
AGM of Linlithgow Film Society followed by: -
Stan and Ollie (2018)
PG UK/Canada/USA 98mins Biography/comedy/Comedy
IMDb 7.3/10
Director - Jon S Baird
Cast - Steve Coogan, John C Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda

The “true story” of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act on their last post-war theatre tour of Britain and Ireland.
Stan Laurel (Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (Reilly) are recreated by these two talented actors, the resemblance to the stars is remarkable (see news clips during the credits). With their golden days behind them they take on a gruelling tour of nearly all the variety halls in the UK supported by their wives Lucille (Henderson) and Ida (Arianda) both actresses giving super performances - a double act in their own right.
Drama, laughs, tears a fitting tribute to our lost but not forgotten stars.
Notes: There is a Laurel & Hardy Museum in Ulverston, Cumbria (Stan’s birthplace) with many artefacts from Stan’s career.
The Hippodrome Silent Film Festival usually includes Laurel and Hardy shorts.