Saturday, July 12, 2014

Swiss Miss

I discovered Laurel and hardy in the late 1960s and became a huge fan throughout the seventies. Here we see SWISS MISS, the team's successful 1938 "comeback" film with Hal Roach after more than a year off-screen. It wasn't long before contract disputes led to their becoming independent of Roach but, in spite of grand dreams, their product took a major downturn before their career as a team finished up just 13 years later.

1 comment:

  1. The Spanish title translates as "Cheese and Kisses."
    I had read somewhere that the film originally had a subplot where the baddies planted a bomb inside the piano, that would explode when a certain key was struck. I guess it was cut because Stan and Ollie encountering the gorilla on the rope bridge provided enough suspense.