The Battle of the Century - Cast & Credits

Technical Credits

Produced by   Hal Roach
Supervised by   Leo McCarey
Directed by   Clyde A. Bruckman and (uncredited) Hal Roach
Photographed by   George Stevens
Edited by   Richard Currier
Titles by  

H.M. Walker

Story by   Hal Roach and Stan Laurel




Canvasback Clump
(The Human Mop)
  Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy   Himself
Insurance agent   Eugene Pallette
Thunder-Clap Callahan,
boxing opponent
  Noah Young
Ring announcer   Gene Morgan
Sam Lufkin   Steve Murphy
Ringside spectators   Lou Cristillo/Lou Costello
Ham Kinsey
Bert Roach
Jack Hill
Charlie Hall
Ye Olde Pie Shoppe/L.A. Pie Co. delivery man   Charlie Hall
Dentist   George K. French
Dental patient   Dick Sutherland
Shoeshine patron   Jack O'Brien
Sewer worker   Dick Gilbert
Bit   Al Hallet
Woman at window   Lyle Tayo
Pie victim boarding auto   Dorothy Coburn
Warring pedestrians   Bob O'Connor
Ed Brandenberg
Dorothy Walbert
Fruit vendor   Charley Young
Dignified dowager with lorgnette   Ellinor Van Der Veer
Top-hatted gentleman   Wilson Benge
Woman who slips on pie   Anita Garvin



Production and Distribution

  • All Star series
  • Production number S-5
  • Principal photography: Thursday, October 5 through Friday, October 13 and Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29, with retakes on Saturday, November 11.
  • Two reels
  • Released December 31, 1927 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
  • Copyright January 9, 1928 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
  • Copyright renewed November 14, 1955 by Loew's, Inc.

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