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The Big Show (1923)

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The gang creates its own makeshift county fair, highlighted by a "movie," which is really a clever stage performance.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Cobb ...
Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ...
Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Mickey (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jack Davis ...
Jack (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Kornman ...
Mary (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Ernest Morrison ...
Booker T. (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Richard Billings ...
Muggsy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Andy Samuel ...
Andy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Roy Brooks ...
DeRues
Dick Gilbert ...
Security guard
Billy Lord ...
Harold Lloyd impersonator (unconfirmed)
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The gang creates its own makeshift county fair, highlighted by a "movie," which is really a clever stage performance.

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Comedy | Short | Family

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25 February 1923 (USA)  »

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County Fair  »

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The story involves the Rascals performing in a make-believe movie theater where they imitate Charles Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Douglas Fairbanks, William S. Hart, Uncle Tom and the security guard character played by 'Gilbert, Dick'. The Chaplin imitation includes a gag repeated from Shoulder Arms (1918) wherein The Little Tramp disguises himself as a tree. The Fairbanks imitation (courtesy of Mickey Daniels) specifically refers to The Three Musketeers (1921). The Lloyd imitation borrows from Grandma's Boy (1922). See more »

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I have an old 16mm print of this howler and it is quiet funny still today!
20 July 2004 | by (Culpeper, VA) – See all my reviews

The Gang puts on a `County Fair' including barnyard animals dressed/costumed as `wild' African creatures. The center piece of the fair has the Rascals paying tribute to their favorite film stars by staging a mock movie/live show for an appreciative audience. Spoofs include imitations by the kids of Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Harold Lloyd in recreations of their recent movies! Packed with squirrel driven shooting galleries, dog driven amusement thrill rides this Fair is more than fair! I hope these silent OUR GANG films get released on DVD soon as today's kids would love it and we need to keep alive the appreciate of gentle, old fashioned family fun!


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