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Smithy (1924)

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After being discharged from the 372nd infantry, on account of a bean shortage, smithy seeks employment. He finds employment at a construction site, where he helps to build a house, and soon... See full summary »

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After being discharged from the 372nd infantry, on account of a bean shortage, smithy seeks employment. He finds employment at a construction site, where he helps to build a house, and soon causes havoc amoungst other workers. The constuction company owner leaves for a week, and tells his secretary to send a letter to Mr. Smith telling him to complete the construction of the house while he (the owner) is away. The letter is accidently sent to Smithy who manages to complete the house. When the owner returns the house is complete, and Smithy is commended until the last support beam is removed... Written by Paul

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20 January 1924 (USA)  »

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Foreman: Do you know anything about building?
Smithy: No.
Foreman: Jus' the man we're lookin' for.
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The 34 Year Old Stan Laurel
27 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Another run of the mill silent, short Stan Laurel film at the ripe old age of 34. He is unfunny as usual, without Oliver Hardy, no sound, and lacks a good script. What he should have done was adapt novels into slapstick shorts like Chaplin did with 'Carmen'.


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