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Do Detectives Think? (1927)

An escaped convict is out to kill the judge who sentenced him. Two inept detectives are hired to guard the judge.

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Ferdinand Finkleberry
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An escaped convict is out to kill the judge who sentenced him. Two inept detectives are hired to guard the judge. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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This was the first film in which Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy wore what were to become their trademark derbies. See more »

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When Ollie loses his hat in the cemetery we see two hats lying on the ground before Stan loses his. See more »

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Title Card: The defendant had killed two Chinamen - both seriously...
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Future adversarial relationship
13 March 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Judge James Finlayson's life has been threatened and indeed why would it not be threatened as he's a hardnosed law and order type who has just handed out a life sentence to some tough criminals. That gang hires the Slasher played by a creepy Noah Young to take vengeance on Finlayson.

This film may have been responsible for the adversarial relationship that Stan and Ollie enjoyed with Finlayson. The boys are the detectives that are sent by the local police to guard the life of the good judge.

The pattern of the characters of Stan and Ollie that we would get to know so well is forming here. Stan is the simpleton and he knows it, Ollie is the man who thinks he's a genius, but always falls way short. One thing Ollie is not is a marksman, a fact he proves by frightening everyone in the house with his shooting.

Future frenemies are formed here.


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