Hats Off!  

Director: Hal Yates  Producer: Hal Roach  Titles: H.M. Walker
Cinematography: ?  Editor: Richard C. Currier  Production supervisor: Leo McCarey

  Favourite bit
Any scene with Dorothy Coburn in it!

•Filmed between August 19-29, 1927.
•This film is considered lost.
•Was remade with sound and to great success in 1932 as The Music Box.
•Hal Yates, director of "Hats Off", also directed the 1945 Edgar Kennedy short "It's Your Move", whose plot and location seem almost identical to the purported plot and location of "Hats Off".

Did you notice?
•James Finlayson's store has the number 6808 above the door.
•Isn't it just a little ironic/unlucky that this is the only film featuring both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy which is completely lost - and it was the 13th film they appeared in together!
•The original cutting continuity script by MGM reveals that the grammatically correct title to this film is Hats Off! (with an exclamation mark at the end).

Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy
Dorothy Coburn
James Finlayson
Proprietor of Kwickway Washing Machine Co.
Anita Garvin
Customer at the top of the stairs
Chet Brandenburg
Sam Lufkin
Ham Kinsey

 the following stills from the film have been donated to me and used with the kind permission of Peter Mikkelsen.
They are presented at approximaterly 25% from the original scan size.

www.oliverhardy.com (Dave Harris)
Peter Mikkelsen (all stills)

Russell Babidge (title card reconstruction)

This page was last updated on: 13 March 2017