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26 December 1926 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

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)

Oliver Hardy ... Hotel Detective

Edna Murphy ... Em, Hotel Detective's Wife
Jerry Mandy ... Imbibing Trashman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Theda Bara ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ed Brandenburg ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Joe Cobb ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Monte Collins ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Jackie Condon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mickey Daniels ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Johnny Downs ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Janet Gaynor ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Claude Gillingwater ... Old Man in Hotel Bed (uncredited)
The Hal Roach Bathing Beauties ... Themselves (archive footage) (uncredited)
Al Hallett ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Hill ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ham Kinsey ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Stan Laurel ... Starving Actor - Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Scooter Lowry ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Vivien Oakland ... Herself, in magazine (uncredited)
Tiny Sandford ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Jay R. Smith ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred Guiol 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hal Roach 
H.M. Walker  titles

Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer

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USA:21 min
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Although Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy both appear in this film, they do not share a scene together.See more »
Mother:Guard the money, son - Lookout for confidence men and assistant directors.See more »
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bargain basement Hal Roach, 2 May 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is definitely a "lesser known" comedy short from the 1920s. The only reason I saw it was because it was on a DVD by Kino Films featuring non-Laurel and Hardy shorts featuring Ollie. They are interesting and historically important, but also generally average to below average for the style film. Compared to shorts by Chaplin, Keaton, Arbuckle and Lloyd, they are definitely a step below them in quality and humor. Also, the accompanying music was pretty poor by the standards of other silent DVDs. I ended up turning OFF the sound due to the inappropriateness of the music to set the proper mood. But, despite this, they are still worth seeing.

Interestingly enough, the Kino DVD box said that Stan Laurel played a robber who was in drag. This character was NOT Laurel, but he was the guy in the end of the film who was sleeping when everyone suddenly barged in and began hitting each other. And, unfortunately, this is about the tone of the whole film--people hitting each other. It's a good example of slapstick with no regard whatsoever for plot. Despite the direction the film INITIALLY TAKES (about a rip to Hollywood), this is quickly forgotten and it's just mindless slapping and pratfalls. You can certainly find better shorts from this era.

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