Stan & Ollie Movie Night – Another Nice Mess

West Bergholt Film Club Movie NightAnother Nice Mess

Another Nice Mess was the oft-heard catchphrase of Laurel & Hardy who are the subject of the Film Club’s latest offering Stan & Ollie.   The film follows Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, embark on what becomes their swan song – a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

Taking place in the Orpen Hall on Saturday 19th October, doors will open at 7 pm for showtime at 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be available.

[Source: IMDB]

Rating & Tickets

The film is rated PG mainly because of mild bad language (e.g. bloody), & smoking (in keeping with the period and not glamourized).

Tickets are £5, available in advance from Scissorhands, with proceeds going towards the new playground at Orpen field.  Refreshments will be available on the night.  Enjoy the trailer and a fuller synopsis of the show below.

Trailer

 

Stan & Ollie - Another Nice Mess

Synopsis

Laurel & Hardy, the world’s favourite comedy double act, 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 they set out, crisscrossing the country, attendances are disappointingly low. But they’ve always been able to make each other laugh and as the charm and beauty of their performances shines through their audiences laugh too, and they re-connect with legions of adoring fans, old and new.

The tour becomes a hit, but Laurel & Hardy can’t quite shake the spectre of Stan and Ollies past; and 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 begins to unfold as the duo, aware that they may be approaching their swan song, try to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.