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Laurel and Hardy films featured at BYU film series April 7

The Laurel and Hardy feature "A Chump at Oxford" will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Harold B. Lee Library Thursday, April 7, at Brigham Young University.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Early arrival is encouraged for assured seating. No food or drink is permitted in the auditorium. Children age eight and up are welcome.

Commentary prior to the film will be provided by Dean Duncan, a professor in BYU's Theatre and Media Arts Department.

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, whose films span nearly a quarter century, were the longest-running comedy team in motion picture history.

"A Chump at Oxford," released in 1940, involves the pair going to Oxford University as reward for inadvertently foiling a bank robbery. Laurel is recognized as the long lost Lord of Paddington who promptly employs Oliver as his man-servant.

Showing in the same program will be Laurel and Hardy's 1934 short, "Going Bye-Bye."

The Special Collections Motion Picture Archives Film Series is co-sponsored by "The Friends of the Harold B. Lee Library" and Dennis and Linda Gibson. Motion pictures in the series come from the permanent collection of motion picture prints in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

For more information and a season schedule go online at

Writer: James McCoy


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