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Do Detectives Think? (1927)

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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.

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Ferdinand Finkleberry
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Sherlock Pinkham
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Judge Foozle
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The Tipton Slasher
Frank Brownlee ...
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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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20 November 1927 (USA)  »

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The role of the real butler was originally slated for Syd Crossley. See more »

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L&H's most experimental
25 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps Laurel and Hardy's most visual experimental work. I know, the story is uninteresting, the gags are basic, the mood is dated, and the duo's personalities are far from fully development. Still "Do Detectives Think?" is worth remembering for its nocturnal, expressionistic scenes around the graveyard, where a goat's shadow suggest a scary demon; also for its moving camera, a rare James Finnlayson's close-up underwater, a keyhole's point of view, mirror reflections and some other few technical devices not very frequent at the time that provides this little film an unusual freshness and a sense of unlimited creative freedom.


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