DirectorHal Yates Film seriesLaurel and Hardy Series Duration CountryUnited States
English intertitles Release dateNovember 5, 1927 (1927-11-05) DirectorsHal Yates, Leo Joannon, A. Edward Sutherland CastOliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, James Finlayson, Anita Garvin, Charles Middleton Similar moviesLaurel and Hardy Series movies
From l h s hats off 1927 to it s your move 1945
Hats Off is a silent short film starring American comedy double act Laurel and Hardy. The team appeared in a total of 107 films between 1921 and 1951.
Stan and Ollie are salesmen attempting to sell a washing machine; they fail constantly after several near misses. One would-be sale has them carrying the machine up a large flight of steps, merely to find out that a young lady wants them to post a letter for her. The boys later get into an argument knocking off each other's hats, which eventually involves scores of others. A police van eventually carts all those involved away except Stan and Ollie, who afterwards try to find their own headgear amongst the hundreds of others lying on the street.
Hats Off was an enormous success when first released which made considerable headway in establishing the Laurel and Hardy team with the public. After being last publicly shown in Germany in 1930, Hats Off vanished without a trace, and is now considered a lost film. Laurel and Hardy historian Randy Skretvedt dubbed Hats Off "The Holy Grail of Laurel and Hardy movies."
Stan Laurel - Stan
Oliver Hardy - Ollie
Anita Garvin - Customer at top of stairs
Jimmy Finlayson - Proprietor, Kwickway Washing Machine Co.