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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 »

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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 reading of the will states Stan will get everything, including 'The Last Chance Saloon', but in the case of Stan's death, the saloon will be split between Bad Mike and his friend. Stan nows flees town, but gets on Bad Mike's horse, which takes him to Bad Mike's house. Bad Mike and his gang arrive at the house, after robbing the saloon. They soon hear Stan, and an epic gun battle follows, with the town Sheriff not far behind. Written by Paul L

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Intertitle: Some tenderfeet are born fighters - - others are born heroes - - Stan was just born.
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Tenderfoot
12 July 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Long before Hal Roach teamed him with Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel was a pretty good silent screen comic. West Of Hot Dog is a good example as to how he honed his comic persona to what we know from his days as a part of a team.

Stanley is a tenderfoot traveling west to claim an inheritance and it's a considerable bit of cash and real estate including a saloon that's a favorite watering hole for a gang of outlaws. And guess who the other claimants in the will are? None other than the outlaws whom we see holding up the stagecoach that Stanley is on and giving him a taste of the west.

West Of Hot Dog has a bit of Laurel&Hardy's Way Out West, Abbott&Costello's The Wistful Widow Of Wagon Gap and Bob Hope's The Paleface. The short subject has spawned some even better successors, but this one is pretty good as well and shows Laurel as a great solo act comedian.


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