Habeas Corpus


Release Date 1928-12-01
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Habeas Corpus

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 1st. 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.

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Actors & Characters

Stan Laurel Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy Oliver Hardy
Charley Rogers Charley Rogers
Richard Carle Richard Carle
Charles A. Bachman Charles A. Bachman


Len Powers Cinematography
James Parrott Director
Leo McCarey Director
Richard C. Currier Editor
Hal Roach Producer
H. M. Walker Writer
Leo McCarey Writer