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45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926)

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

Cast overview:
Glenn Tryon ...
Orville
Charlotte Mineau ...
Orville's Mother
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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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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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The 36 Year Old Stan Laurel
27 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

An average three reeler silent film with the 36 year old Stan Laurel appearing as a hotel guest. Not outstanding or significant by any means, but certainly not as terrible as his previous short films. By this stage in his career there were small steps of progress.


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