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Putting Pants on Philip (1927)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  3 December 1927 (USA)
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Pompous J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Hardy), greets his nephew from Scotland (Laurel,) who arrives in kilts. He is immediately taken to a tailor for a pair of proper pants.



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Credited cast:
J. Piedmont Mumblethunder
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles A. Bachman ...
Don Bailey ...
Chet Brandenburg ...
Ed Brandenburg ...
Bus conductor
Harvey Clark ...
Dorothy Coburn ...
Girl chased by Philip
Alfred Fisher ...
Jack Hill ...
Sam Lufkin ...
Ship's doctor
Eric Mack ...
Tom Mintz
Bob O'Connor ...
Extra (as Bob O'Conor)
Retta Palmer ...


Pompous J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Hardy), greets his nephew from Scotland (Laurel,) who arrives in kilts. He is immediately taken to a tailor for a pair of proper pants. Written by Herman Seifer <>

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tailor | kilt | scotland | dignity | policeman | See more »


Comedy | Short





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3 December 1927 (USA)  »

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Putting Pants on Philip  »

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Officer: Your pal ain't got no lingerie on.
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Featured in Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic (2011) See more »

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10 August 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Putting Pants on Philip (1927)

*** (out of 4)

This silent film was the second teaming of Laurel and Hardy and according to Laurel this was the film that let him know that the duo was born and would be able to make magic together. In the film Hardy plays an American who is highly respected and dignified in his town. He receive a letter telling him to pick up his nephew (Laurel) at the dock and when he gets there he's shocked to see him dressed in a kilt. Not only is he dressed in a kilt but he also doesn't know how to act when he sees pretty women. This is a pretty good short and certainly a lot better than the duo's first movie. The movie has plenty of funny scenes but the highlight has to be Laurel's silly jump whenever he spots someone he's attracted to. He does this jump at least ten times in the film and I laughed at each and every one of them. The two's comic timing together is also worth noting as it's obvious the two are learning to work next to one another. Other funny moments include a pre-Marylin Monroe sequence where Laurel walks over some vents, which raises his kilt up for everyone to see what's underneath.

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