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Celebrate the wide release of 'Stan & Ollie' with six movie clips

Opening in a wide release this weekend is director Jon S. Baird’s loving tribute to the legendary duo of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Playing the iconic pair are two modern masters of comedy, Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly. You can explore their wholly transformative performances with six clips from the Sony Pictures Classics release:

Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans.

The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can’t quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy’s past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.