Two classic Laurel & Hardy shorts, accompanied by rare extended-length versions in Spanish - with Stan and Ollie speaking their own dialogue! The theme of this compilation is married life, with supporting actress Anita Garvin playing Mrs. Laurel in Blotto, Be Big and in the latter's Spanish-language equivalent, Los Calaveras. In Blotto, Stan needs to contrive an excuse to spend a night out with Ollie. Mrs. Laurel overhears their plans but decides to go along with them, but not before replacing their bottle genuine booze - this being the Prohibition era - with an entirely different mixture! Be Big starts with Stan and Ollie ready to go away for the weekend with their wives, only to learn that their hunting lodge is holding a testimonial dinner for them that evening. Los Calaveras is a feature-length Spanish edition combining a version of Be Big (incorporating some comedy material unseen in English) with another short of this period, Laughing Gravy.
BLOTTO - restored black-and-white version
BLOTTO - computer-colour version
LA VIDA NOCTURNA - Blotto is an extended Spanish-language edition
BE BIG - restored black and white version
BE BIG - computer-colour version
LOS CALAVERAS - Be Big and Laughing Gravy Combined into a feature-length Spanish-language edition