Film seriesLaurel and Hardy Series Duration CountryUnited States
English (Original intertitles) DirectorLeo McCarey
James Parrott WriterLeo McCarey, H.M. Walker Release dateDecember 1, 1928 (1928-12-01) DirectorsLeo McCarey, James Parrott CastStan Laurel (Stan), Oliver Hardy (Ollie), Richard Carle (Professor), Charley Rogers (Ledoux - the Butler (as Charlie Rogers)), Chester A. Bachman (2nd Policeman (uncredited)), Leo Sulky (Detective On Telephone (uncredited)) Similar moviesPacific Rim, The Artist, Paperman, Feast, Pluto's Christmas Tree, Mickey and the Seal
Habeas Corpus is a 1928 short comedy silent film starring Laurel and Hardy as grave-robbers hired by a mad scientist. It was shot in July 1928 and released by M-G-M on December 1. Although technically a silent film—having intertitles and no synchronized dialogue—it was the inaugural Roach film released with a synchronized music and sounds effects track for theatres wired for sound. The Victor sound discs were long thought lost until a lone set surfaced in the 1990s and was reunited with the film elements.