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Are Crooks Dishonest? (1918)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  23 June 1918 (USA)
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Con artists Harold and Snub attempt to outwit phony psychic Miss Goulash and her "professor" father.

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Harold
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Miss Goulash
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Snub (as Harry Pollard)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Blaisdell
Sammy Brooks
Lige Conley
William Gillespie
Helen Gilmore ...
Old lady in park
Lew Harvey
Gus Leonard ...
Old man in park
Charles Stevenson ...
(as C.E. Stevenson)
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Miss Goulash has just finished conducting a séance at the Mystic Temple, so she and her father decide to take a walk to the park. Meanwhile, two con men are in the park, playing a confidence game with the use of fake jewelry. They succeed in conning Professor Goulash and several other targets. But when they try their trick on Miss Goulash, she becomes suspicious. She soon tricks them out of their money, and gets them pursued by the police. When the con men try to elude a police officer by hiding in the Mystic Temple, they soon find themselves in another battle of wits with Miss Goulash. Written by Snow Leopard

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23 June 1918 (USA)  »

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Passez muscade  »

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Are Crooks Dishonest? is an early Harold Lloyd comedy with him being less than heroic
3 August 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

I just watched this, an early Harold Lloyd short film that featured his "glasses" character on Kino Video's DVD of "The Harold Lloyd Collection". He's actually a con man with Snub Pollard as his partner who gets discovered by Bebe Daniels who herself performs fake séances. What she discovers is that Lloyd and Pollard bilk many customers by dropping fake rings that are "lost". I'll stop there and just say this was quite funny especially when Harold and Snub enter the place Bebe works and encounter some creepy contraptions and put on costumes like Snub trying one of Bebe's outfits. Not too much slapstick but what there is of was also quite funny. So on that note, I recommend Are Crooks Dishonest?


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