Small Talk

The Pie Fight Scene to Rule Them All is Found

Richard Lawson, Hollywood columnist for Vanity Fair, gives us the scoop on how the second reel from Laurel and Hardy's "The Battle of the Century" was rediscovered after being lost for 60 years.

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Film comics, Oliver Hardy, (left) (1892 - 1957) and Stan Laurel (Arthur Stanley Jefferson) (1890 - 1965). (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
  • J. Ferreira

    That is a wonderful discovery. Can’t wait until the film is restored and released. The only pie fights of note I have ever seen on film were in the 1965 comedy classic The Great Race (with Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Natalie Wood) and and Mel Brooks mocking of the classic Western, Blazing Saddles.