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The Battle of the Century (1927)

Fight manager (Hardy) takes out an insurance policy on his puny pugilist (Laurel) and then proceeds to try to arrange for an accident so that he can collect. The film is most noted for the final sequence - a wonderfully-choreographed custard pie fight - that utilized an entire day's output of the Los Angeles Pie Company.

  • Clyde Bruckman
  • Hal Roach
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  • Release Date: 1927-12-31
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 19

Charlie Hall

Pie delivery man (uncredited)

Stan Laurel

Prize fighter

Oliver Hardy


Lou Costello

Boxing Hall extra (uncredited)

Anita Garvin

Slips on pie (uncredited)

Jack Hill

Ringside spectator (uncredited)

Eugene Pallette

Insurance agent (uncredited)

Lyle Tayo

Woman at window (uncredited)

Dorothea Wolbert

Warring pedestrian (uncredited)

Noah Young

Thunder-Clap Callahan (uncredited)

Ed Brandenburg

Warring pedestrian

Bert Roach

Ringside spectator
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