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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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Sherlock Pinkham
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Judge Foozle
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Mrs. Foozle
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The Tipton Slasher
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Detective agency boss
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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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During the time Judge Foozle (James Finlayson) lies in the bathtub trying to avoid The Tipton Slasher (Noah Young), the soap bubbles disappear from one scene to the next. See more »

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Title Card: The Judge had married for love - - Nobody had ever been able to figure out what his wife married for -...
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Edited into The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy (1967) See more »

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A Piece of Film Comedy History
11 October 2002 | by (Manchester,England) – See all my reviews

Although not the first "Official" L & H film,this was the first time the boys wore their celebrated bowler hats,an essential part of detectives' garb at the time.A bit frantic in places,DO DETECTIVES THINK? nevertheless presents us with the embryos that were to develop into the greatest comedy team in cinema history.Often mechanical,the film has lively supporting performances from James Finlayson and Noah Young,and still has very funny scenes,especially when Ollie(playing a character named Sherlock Pinkham!)is given two black eyes.Stan has the equally absurd character name of Ferdinand Finkleberry! Not their best short by a long short,but historically interesting.6 out of 10.


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