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A young man visiting Hollywood on family business gets into trouble when he sees a bank robbery in progress, and thinks it is a movie scene.

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Cast overview:
Glenn Tryon ...
Orville
Charlotte Mineau ...
Orville's Mother
Jack Rube Clifford ...
Orville's Grandpa (as Rube Clifford)
Sally O'Neil ...
Orville's Sister (as Sue O'Neil)
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Hotel Detective
Edna Murphy ...
Em, Hotel Detective's Wife
Jerry Mandy ...
Imbibing Trashman
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A California family receives a notice that they must make a payment immediately, or else be forced out of their home. The payment must be made at an office in Hollywood, and so Grandpa, his granddaughter, and his grandson Orville all go together, full of excitement at the chance to see some movie stars. Grandpa misses the train, leaving the other two to continue alone. Once in Hollywood, they pass by a bank robbery in progress, which Orville mistakes for a movie scene. He rushes into the action, and is taken by one of the holdup gang, who leaves him unconscious and dressed like a woman in the room of a hotel detective. This creates considerable difficulty and embarrassment both for Orville and for the detective. Written by Snow Leopard

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26 December 1926 (USA)  »

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Forty-five Minutes from Hollywood  »

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1.33 : 1
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Although Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy both appear in this film, they do not share a scene together. See more »

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Mother: Guard the money, son - Lookout for confidence men and assistant directors.
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Edited into Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's (1965) See more »

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Flimsy stuff, frantic but unfunny
12 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

"45 Minutes from Hollywood"

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Sound format: Silent

(Black and white - Short film)

A naive country boy (Glenn Tryon) arrives in Hollywood and gets mixed up in robbery and chaos at a posh hotel.

The first pairing of Laurel and Hardy in a Hal Roach comedy short, though neither of them appears in the same scene (Stan's footage has faded badly over the years). Top-billed Tryon does his best with the flimsy scenario, which substitutes frantic farce for genuine wit, as Our Hero is mistaken for a robber dressed in drag (yep, it's THAT kinda movie!) and chased hither and yon by house detective Ollie. The comedy is fast-paced and beautifully timed though not especially memorable, and the film survives as little more than a record of L&H's earliest pairing. Theda Bara and the Hal Roach Bathing Beauties make brief cameo appearances. Directed by Fred Guiol.


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