We begin with ‘Putting Pants on Philip’, their first official joint billing which casts Ollie as a pompous man-about-town reluctantly put in charge of Stan’s Scottish, kilt-wearing dandy with an unswerving eye for the ladies.
Next up is the brilliantly funny ‘The Finishing Touch’ where the boys are typically inept handymen charged with the building of an alarmingly flimsy house under the unforgiving eye of the plot owner and a nurse from the neighbouring sanatorium.
Finally we are proud to present the Scottish premiere of the Holy Grail of the Boys’ films: ‘The Battle of the Century’. A complete version of this two-reeler has not been available since the silent era but now the missing footage has been found and archivists at Lobster Films in France have restored the work, allowing fans to enjoy the full film including the mother of all pie-fights for the first time in nearly a hundred years.
Performing live: Jane Gardner (piano)
Dir. Clyde Bruckman | Leo McCarey | USA | 1927 | 1928 | 19m x 3 | cert. U