After a luckless prospecting trip, Billy starts homeward across the desert, mounted on his little burro with his pick, shovel and pack strapped up behind him. Finally he comes in sight of ... See full summary »

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Billy West ...
The Prospector
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Bud Ross ...
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Oliver, the saloonkeeper
Leo White ...
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After a luckless prospecting trip, Billy starts homeward across the desert, mounted on his little burro with his pick, shovel and pack strapped up behind him. Finally he comes in sight of Red Dog Gulch and, hungry and thirsty, he pushes on toward the city. Susie is the daughter of the town drunkard. She starts out on her horse for a little ride, and a little way from town is attacked by Pedro and Little Casino, two Mexicans, who try to steal her horse. Billy happens along, runs the Mexicans off and takes Susie back to town. Arriving in town, Billy's first thought is for food. Being without a cent, he hocks the burro in the local pawnshop and goes at once to the restaurant, where he orders a large feed. In the midst of his dinner, he remembers the burro, and knowing that he must be hungry, too, Billy gathers the rest of his dinner and goes to feed his little pal. The pawnshop is closed for the night, and Billy breaks in a window and feeds the burro. He is discovered by the pawnbroker ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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1 January 1918 (USA)  »

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The 26 Year Old Oliver Hardy
15 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Now in his fifth of acting in short Hollywood films, Oliver Hardy drew his inspiration from Charles Chaplin in the same way that Harold Lloyd did with Lonesome Luke, and mirrored him in 'The Stranger'.

Between 1914 to 1919, Hardy was completely under the influence of Chaplin until he teamed up with Stan Laurel in the 20's to carve out his own identity.


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