Oliver the Eighth - Cast & Credits

Technical Credits

Produced by   Hal Roach
Directed by   Lloyd French
Photographed by   Art Lloyd
Edited by   Bert Jordan
Sound by   William B. Delaplain




Stan Laurel   Himself
Oliver Hardy   Himself
Eccentric widow at Box 204J   Mae Busch
Jitters the butler   Jack Barty
Parts cut or re-shot for the final release print:
Vengeful widow   Phyllis Barry
Laundry man   Charlie Hal



Production and Distribution

  • Laurel & Hardy series
  • Production number L-17
  • Principal photography: Monday, December l5 through Saturday, December 20, l933, then resuming after the Christmas break from Wednesday, January 7, through Friday, January l6, l934.
  • Three reels, 2,6l5 feet, 29 minutes
  • Release date (not met) January l3, l934 set at the start of the season by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp. (the next scheduled release date for a Laurel & Hardy short subject was not until June 23, with GOING BYE-BYE!)
  • Copyright February l3, l934 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
  • Copyright renewed August 29, l96l by Hal Roach Studios
    (copyright having been assigned in l956)

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