Big Business
Big Business Theatrical Poster
Theatrical poster for Big Business (1929)

Directed by

James W. Horne
Leo McCarey

Produced by

Hal Roach

Written by

H.M. Walker (titles)


Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy
Jimmy Finlayson
Charlie Hall
Tiny Sandford
Lyle Tayo


Richard C. Currier (as Richard Currier)


April 20, 1929


19 minutes


Silent, English (original intertitles)

Preceded by

That's My Wife

Followed by

Unaccustomed As We Are

Big Business is a 1929 comedy short subject starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as door-to-door Christmas tree salesmen in California whose attempts to persuade unwilling customer Jimmy Finlayson escalate into a melee resulting in the destruction of his house and their car. The film was deemed culturally significant and entered in the United States National Film Registry in 1992.
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