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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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
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(as Rose Gore)
William Hauber
Peter Ormonds
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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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Standard Semon
19 July 2006 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

The Sawmill, despite its big budget, seems no different from any of the other Larry Semon films. It is the same story as usual. As the title suggests it is set in a sawmill. Larry has fallen for the owners daughter and Oliver Hardy has done the same. Hardy appears in his usual role of, the crook who tries to get the girl using brute force. This film features the usual Semon stunts, such as falling off buildings (rarely self performed) and jumping huge gaps. This film is nothing great, but you really have to pity Semon, for the film appears to have had a great deal put into it (virtually everything gets destroyed at some point).


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