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The Lucky Dog (1921)

In their first screen appearance together, Stan plays a penniless dog lover and Oliver plays a crook who tries to rob him and his new paramour.

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Brash young man accused of dognapping
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Poodle owner
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In their first screen appearance together, Stan plays a penniless dog lover and Oliver plays a crook who tries to rob him and his new paramour.

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Laurel und Hardy im Flegelalter  »

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The first time Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were in a film together. In the film Hardy was a thief who robbed Laurel at gunpoint. See more »

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Traffic can be seen going backwards when Stan almost gets hit by a streetcar. See more »

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Referenced in Columbo: How to Dial a Murder (1978) See more »

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Just a pooch to your name
11 July 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

A far different Oliver Hardy, but essentially the same Stan Laurel we know and love did their first short film together The Lucky Dog. The voice and mannerisms that went with the Ollie we know from the talkies just are not there in this short subject.

Stan, a little younger, but the same innocence just gets tossed out of his roominghouse and he and a little pup make friends. Later on a rather bulky crook played by Hardy tries to rob him, but when all you have is a pooch to your name there's not much point. In the end Hardy's very bulk gets him in trouble.

An interesting bit of historical silent film, but the short subject in and of itself is no great shakes. Stan would be doing some nice solo short subjects. Ollie would be a supporting player until Hal Roach teamed him with Stan.

For the fans of Stan and Ollie.


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