The Hal Roach Story

The Hal Roach Story is an intimate five-part series ex[loring the legendary mogul and his stars, including Laurel and Hardy & The Little Rascals.


At the turn of the last century, veteran filmmaker Hal Roach moved to Hollywood in search of becoming an actor. By the early 1920’s, Roach found his real calling as a producer and opened the Hal Roach Studios. Roach is featured below talking about the early days of Roach Studios, the excerpt taken from a documentary we produced in the late 1980’s, hosted by Lauren Bacall.

Over the next three decades, Roach created some of the motion picture industry’s most famous stars. His stable of talent included Laurel and Hardy, Our Gang and the Little Rascals. The feature films he produced include such legends as Topper, Of Mice and Men and the original 1 Million BC.