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The Sawmill (1922)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  1 January 1922 (USA)
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A bumbling sawmill employee tries to win the hand of the owner's daughter while staying out of the clutches of the mill's bullying foreman.

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Cast overview:
Larry Semon ...
The dumb-bell
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The foreman (as Babe Hardy)
Frank Alexander ...
Mill owner
Kathleen O'Connor ...
The boss's daughter
Ann Hastings ...
The owner's daughter
Al Thompson ...
The boss
Rosa Gore ...
(as Rose Gore)
William Hauber
Peter Ormonds
Pal the Dog
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A bumbling sawmill employee tries to win the hand of the owner's daughter while staying out of the clutches of the mill's bullying foreman.

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This holds the record as the most expensive short silent comedy ever produced. The cast and crew (consisting of 75 grips and electrical technicians, caterers, costumers, riggers, prop men and prop makers, construction and paint technicians, payroll cashiers, secretaries and script clerks, special effects technicians, transportation captains and drivers, assistant directors and production assistants) lived in a specially built bunker town while filming the short on location. See more »

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Another Really Funny Larry Semon Short!
29 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the second Larry Semon short that I ever saw, and now I am going to give my review on it. In my opinion, this is another really funny Larry Semon short! Like with a lot of other shorts that I have watched in my life, I watched this over and over again when it was over for the first time! I have seen a lot of short films in my life, both from the silent era and from the first years of the era of talking pictures, and this one is honestly one of my favorite ones that I have ever seen, and not only that, but it is also one of the funniest ones that I have ever seen, I was laughing my head off when I first saw this short! When you watch this short, you are probably going to be laughing a lot just like I was!

Larry Semon has always been one of my favorite comedians from the silent film era, and it really is sad that he died so young, because he was really hysterical in my opinion! I was just laughing away the first time that I watched this, well let me just put it this way, I have been laughing and laughing at a lot of short films that I have seen, both from the silent film era and the early era of talking films!

To all people who have not seen this short film yet, you are really missing out on something totally hysterical, The Sawmill! When you watch this short, you are going to be doing exactly what I was doing, you are going to be laughing and laughing yourself silly!

10/10


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