8mm Forum


Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile | my password | register | search | faq | register | forum home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» 8mm Forum   » 8mm Forum   » Laurel & Hardy Stunt Doubles

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Laurel & Hardy Stunt Doubles
Will Trenfield
Master Film Handler

Posts: 440
From: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Registered: Mar 2016


 - posted May 24, 2018 08:01 PM      Profile for Will Trenfield   Email Will Trenfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I came across this on another site and traced the source. Is this genuine and, if so, who were they and when?

http://allthatsinteresting.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/laurel-hardy.jpg

 |  IP: Logged

Panayotis A. Carayannis
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 910
From: Athens,Greece
Registered: Jul 2008


 - posted May 25, 2018 03:40 PM      Profile for Panayotis A. Carayannis   Email Panayotis A. Carayannis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Victor Decottignies and Julien Maffre were Laurel and Hardy's stand ins,not stunt doubles!

 |  IP: Logged

Terry Sills
Phenomenal Film Handler

Posts: 1330
From: Weymouth,Dorset,England
Registered: Oct 2012


 - posted May 25, 2018 04:38 PM      Profile for Terry Sills   Email Terry Sills   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What a great photo. Stand in's they may be but doubles - Never! They were so unique. I just love 'em to bits. I've got nearly all their films on 16mm.
Why would they need stand ins if not for some of their stunts?

 |  IP: Logged

Maurizio Di Cintio
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 939
From: Ortona, Italy
Registered: Jan 2004


 - posted May 25, 2018 05:32 PM      Profile for Maurizio Di Cintio   Email Maurizio Di Cintio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What exactly does a "stand-in" do?

--------------------
Maurizio

 |  IP: Logged

Will Trenfield
Master Film Handler

Posts: 440
From: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Registered: Mar 2016


 - posted May 25, 2018 05:44 PM      Profile for Will Trenfield   Email Will Trenfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A stand in, also known as a double, is used for distance shots, rear views, hands and other body shots not showing the face etc. The star doesn't need to be on the set and can do something else whilst his stand in does the work.

 |  IP: Logged

Panayotis A. Carayannis
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 910
From: Athens,Greece
Registered: Jul 2008


 - posted May 25, 2018 05:57 PM      Profile for Panayotis A. Carayannis   Email Panayotis A. Carayannis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
No need to add that this photo is from the filming of ATOLL K, in France.

 |  IP: Logged

Will Trenfield
Master Film Handler

Posts: 440
From: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Registered: Mar 2016


 - posted May 25, 2018 07:02 PM      Profile for Will Trenfield   Email Will Trenfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks. That dates it to 1951 and so it was their final film together.

 |  IP: Logged

Matthieu van der Sluis
Master Film Handler

Posts: 288
From: Barendrecht, The Netherlands
Registered: Aug 2017


 - posted May 29, 2018 04:43 PM      Profile for Matthieu van der Sluis   Author's Homepage   Email Matthieu van der Sluis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
To the Laurel and Hardyfans here.
My grandmother liked a Laurel and Hardy film very much, don't know which one it was, but I remember the discusion they had about what animal they wanted to come back reincarnated.
Oliver sais he likes to come back as a peacefull mule.
Stan sais," I want to come back as myself"
Oliver slaps him and say, " that's not possible.
Lateron after both having an acident, Stan is walking alone by himself and Oliver call's him from behind as the Mule he is turned into.

Which film is this?

I just bought Pack your troubles 360m reel, and the seller also have The detectives 3x120m along with Midnight patrol 1x 120m. €35

 |  IP: Logged

Allan Broadfield
Master Film Handler

Posts: 433
From: Bromley, Kent
Registered: Nov 2010


 - posted May 29, 2018 05:17 PM      Profile for Allan Broadfield   Author's Homepage   Email Allan Broadfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The Flying Deuces, 1939.

 |  IP: Logged

Matthieu van der Sluis
Master Film Handler

Posts: 288
From: Barendrecht, The Netherlands
Registered: Aug 2017


 - posted May 30, 2018 02:03 AM      Profile for Matthieu van der Sluis   Author's Homepage   Email Matthieu van der Sluis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ahh thanks.
I can buy this film 4x 400" reels
Is it one of the best L&H's?
The only thing I remember is the ending?

[ May 30, 2018, 04:20 AM: Message edited by: Matthieu van der Sluis ]

 |  IP: Logged

Allan Broadfield
Master Film Handler

Posts: 433
From: Bromley, Kent
Registered: Nov 2010


 - posted May 30, 2018 05:55 PM      Profile for Allan Broadfield   Author's Homepage   Email Allan Broadfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's an independantly made partial remake of 'Beau Hunks' from 1931. Probably not considered as one of their best but better than those they made later with 20th Century Fox.

 |  IP: Logged

Matthieu van der Sluis
Master Film Handler

Posts: 288
From: Barendrecht, The Netherlands
Registered: Aug 2017


 - posted May 31, 2018 03:20 AM      Profile for Matthieu van der Sluis   Author's Homepage   Email Matthieu van der Sluis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks.

 |  IP: Logged



All times are Central  
Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic    next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Visit www.film-tech.com for free equipment manual downloads. Copyright 2003-2010 Film-Tech Cinema Systems LLC

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.3.1.2