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Directed by Lewis R. Foster

1929 19 mins.

In Berth Marks, Stan and Ollie share an upper berth in a sleeping car. That’s all, and that’s plenty funny. As the team adjusts to long sound takes in this, only their second sound short, there’s obvious extempore interplay that gives their banter a spontaneous vitality. Berth Marks has been known forever in a severely cropped edition marred by an ersatz, sweetened sound mix done in 1936. For the first time in decades we can now see and hear everything in front of the camera in 1929.—Scott MacQueen

Production: Hal Roach. Distribution: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Cinematography: Len Powers. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Pat Harmon, Charlie Hall.

Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the Packard Humanities Institute. Preserved from a 35mm nitrate dupe negative and 1929 RCA sound discs. Laboratory services by the Stanford Theatre Film Laboratory, Audio Mechanics, DJ Audio, Inc., Simon Daniel Sound. Special thanks to Sonar Entertainment, Michael J. Sheridan, Lou Sabini, Ralph Celentano, Les Perkins.

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