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

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3 December 1927 (USA)  »

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Philip deve portare i pantaloni  »

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Officer: Your pal ain't got no lingerie on.
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Has Some Very Funny Moments
28 February 2006 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Although the slight premise limits what it can do, this earlier Laurel and Hardy comedy has some very funny moments. The whole feature depends on just a couple of very simple comedy ideas, but Stan and Ollie are able to get good laughs out of lesser material than that. The goofy nature of the material would probably have led to a flop with most other performers, so this feature really depends on its stars to make it work.

Laurel plays a young Scot coming to the USA, wearing a kilt and bringing an overly enthusiastic eye for women, while Hardy plays his unfortunate uncle who has to keep an eye on him. Laurel successfully fits his style in with the premise, blending his familiar screen persona with that of a red-blooded Scot. Hardy has to play the straight man for much of the movie, but his expressions in the part work well, and he also gets a couple of chances to take the spotlight for himself.

The comedy writing in this one is, honestly, not that great. After a while, it just keeps coming back to the same couple of gags, and only the lively presence and fine comic timing of the two stars makes it work. But it still offers some good laughs that make it worth seeing.


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