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Way Out West  /  The Music Box

March 8, 2015 - 11:00 am

Note:  recommended for ages 6+

UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

Way Out West  (1937)

In one of their best-loved comedies, Stan and Ollie travel to Brushwood Gulch to deliver a deed to a gold mine to its rightful inheritor.  When a shady saloon owner and his dance-hall girlfriend scheme to take it for themselves, it’s up to the Boys to put things right, in bungling slapstick fashion, with some endearing musical numbers along the way.

Director: James W. Horne.  Hal Roach Studios, MGM.  Screenwriter: Charles Rogers, Felix Adler, James Parrott.  Cinematographer: Art Lloyd, Walter Lundin.  Editor: Bert Jordan.  Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sharon Lynne, James Finlayson, Rosina Lawrence.  35mm, b/w, 65 min.

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Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by The Winklevoss Foundation in memory of Frank Leonard; Jeff Joseph/Sabucat; The Carl David Memorial Fund for Film Preservation; and the UCLA Film & Television Archive Laurel & Hardy Preservation Fund, including the support of many Sons of the Desert tents.

The Music Box  (1932)

In this Academy Award-winning short, Stan and Ollie strive valiantly to deliver a piano to a home at the top of an impossibly long staircase.

Director: James Parrott.  Screenwriter: H.M. Walker.  Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert.  35mm, b/w, 29 min.

Restored from the 35mm nitrate picture and track negatives, the 35mm nitrate work print and a 35mm nitrate work track.  Laboratory services by The Cinemalab, Audio Mechanics, DJ Audio, Simon Daniel Sound.  Special thanks to: Sonar Entertainment; Katie Trainor—the Museum of Modern Art.

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