MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 50,481 this week

Smithy (1924)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  20 January 1924 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 127 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 5 critic

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 »

Directors:

,

Writer:

(titles)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 92 titles
created 27 Feb 2011
 
a list of 2071 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
a list of 330 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
 
a list of 3130 titles
created 23 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 9883 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Smithy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Smithy (1924)

Smithy (1924) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Smithy.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Kill or Cure (1923)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Scott Pembroke
Stars: Stan Laurel, Katherine Grant, Noah Young
Short | Western | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

On his way to collect inheritance in the small town on Hot Dog, Stan gets robbed by highwaymen, one of which is the other person who shall attend the reading of their late Uncle's will. The... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Rock, Scott Pembroke
Stars: Stan Laurel, Julie Leonard, Lew Meehan
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A nervy young man follows a pretty lady into a diner to flirt with her, but winds up getting stuck with the tab.

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Stan Laurel, Clarine Seymour, Noah Young
The Lucky Dog (1921)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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.

Director: Jess Robbins
Stars: Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Florence Gillet
White Wings (1923)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Pursued by the law, a street cleaner finds refuge by impersonating a dentist.

Director: George Jeske
Stars: Stan Laurel, James Finlayson, Marvin Loback
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: George Jeske
Stars: Stan Laurel, James Finlayson, Katherine Grant
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Smithy
James Finlayson ...
Sergeant
William Gillespie ...
The Boss
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 January 1924 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Home Wrecker  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(short)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Foreman: Do you know anything about building?
Smithy: No.
Foreman: Jus' the man we're lookin' for.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Smithy was a funny Stan Laurel short with James Finlayson in fine support
29 June 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this early Stan Laurel comedy short produced by Hal Roach on the "American Slapstick" DVD collection. In this one, Stan plays the title role as a discharged soldier looking for work. So he gets a job in construction. James Finlayson plays his sergeant who later resurfaces as a co-worker in the building. If you're a Laurel & Hardy fan who's also an admirer of Finlayson's work with them (like me), you should find plenty to like here as Stan botches several attempts at his new job with Fin being hit several times as a result! I especially liked the ladder bit when Laurel keeps losing his hat and heavy roll he's carrying with him. Not to mention a scene involving a wooden board, a saw, and wobbling board between the two frequent co-stars (and another person holding said wobbling board) that I thought was pretty hilarious. I've said enough so I'll just recommend Smithy. P.S. I just watched the short again and the gag of a board staying on Stan's head after he turns around is nowhere to be found in the version I saw. Obviously, I've been watching an edited version.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Smithy (1924) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?