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By Phil Hall | April 16, 2004

BOOTLEG FILES 027: “The Tree in a Test Tube” (weird little 1943 lumber-advocacy propaganda film starring Laurel and Hardy).

LAST SEEN: Available online at

AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: Bootlegged prints were used in several compilation videos from collector-to-collector labels.

CHANCES OF SEEING A HOME VIDEO/DVD RELEASE: As a one-reel public domain movie, there is no strong reason for a standalone DVD release.

BOOTLEG OPPORTUNITIES: More than you can shake a stick at!

Get the rest of the story in part two of THE BOOTLEG FILES: “THE TREE IN A TEST TUBE”>>>

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  1. Brian says:

    A pin sharp version of “The Tree In A Test Tube”, taken from the original negative, is one of the special features in the Laurel and Hardy “Essential Collection” box set released in October 2011 in the US by RHI/Vivendi.

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