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Zeb vs. Paprika (1924)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  16 March 1924 (USA)
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Dippy Donawho
James Finlayson ...
His trainer Major Glanders Botts
Ena Gregory
George Rowe ...
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Eddie Baker ...
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Jack Ackroyd
Mildred Booth
Sammy Brooks
Billy Engle
Al Forbes
Dick Gilbert
William Gillespie
Helen Gilmore
Charlie Hall
Fred Karno Jr.
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Wonderful...provided you aren't too picky and don't mind a comedy with no humor!
21 February 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In case you don't know it, Stan Laurel had a film career before being teamed with Oliver Hardy. Stan starred in or co-starred in many shorts during the late teens and 1920s. The quality of the lot varied considerably. However, despite a few really good films here and there, the bulk of the films are, at best, average and not even close to the quality of the premier comedians of the day. Considering I am one of the biggest Laurel and Hardy fans (having reviewed just about all their films--even the foreign language ones I could get hold of), my seeing Laurel as a less than stellar solo act should carry some merit, as I really WANTED to enjoy these movies more.

Owch. I just finished watching this sad short film and can't believe that another reviewer gave it a 10. Now perhaps I am being tough in giving the film a 4 (though I think this was still generous), but 10 is way out of line--making this film seem like the equal to the best of Buster Keaton or Chaplin or Harold Lloyd--which is ridiculous! This film is NOT great or must-see cinema--mostly because it forgot one very important aspect of a comedy...it must be funny. While there are some cute bits here and there, it's sad that the funniest aspect of the film is supposed to be Stan's over-sized jockey hat he wears during the film. Even the final big race didn't do enough to salvage this film, though I must admit the very last scene on the boat was cute.

Overall, unless you are a rabid fan of anything with a horse or you think everything Stan Laurel ever did was comedy gold, this is imminently skipable.


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