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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)
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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45 Minutes from Hollywood is worth seeing for Laurel & Hardy's first appearance in the same film for Hal Roach Studios, 30 September 2014
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, LA

Several years after first appearing together in The Lucky Dog, Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy both ended up at the Hal Roach Studios-Stan as a writer and director, Ollie as supporting player, usually as a heavy. Between May 1925 and January 1926, they combined their respective talents on three films at The Lot of Fun: Yes, Yes Nanette, Wandering Papas, and Madame Mystery. Eventually, Stan would be persuaded to appear on film again. And so in August of '26, both Stan and Ollie appeared again on the same short-but not together. Ollie played a hotel detective chasing the leading man (Glenn Tryon) while Stan played a sleeping guest whose nap is bothered by Glenn's fight with another man when they crash in his room. Ollie is outside of Stan's door but he never comes in narrowly missing meeting Stan by several feet. They're both funny here what with Stan's befuddlement at the goings on and Ollie's occasional looks to the camera when confronted with his jealous wife. The film is mostly slapdash but I laughed heartily at most of it. The main reason I'm reviewing this now is because since I'm reviewing Our Gang shorts in chronological order, this was the next on my list since they appear here in an insert from one of their then-recent films. So on that note, I highly recommend 45 Minutes from Hollywood especially if you're an L & H completist.

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