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Putting Pants on Philip (1927)

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Pompous J. Piedmont Mumblethunder, greets his nephew from Scotland, 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
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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 ...
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Retta Palmer ...
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Pompous J. Piedmont Mumblethunder, greets his nephew from Scotland, who arrives in kilts. He is immediately taken to a tailor for a pair of proper pants.

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3 December 1927 (USA)  »

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Metti i pantaloni a Philip  »

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Although they had appeared in several films together at this point, Stan Laurel considered this the first official Laurel and Hardy film. See more »

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Officer: Your pal ain't got no lingerie on.
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Watchable, but so atypical of later Laurel and Hardy films
4 May 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I really can't fault this movie too much for being a rather sub-par Laurel and Hardy short. After all, the team still wasn't exactly a team. Despite starring in quite a few films together in 1927, they were still a brand new pairing and the chemistry we all have come to expect still hadn't developed completely. In light of this, it's not surprising then that Ollie and Stan are playing such unusual roles.

In this case, they are NOT friends nor do they know each other when the film begins--a highly unusual situation for any of their films. Plus, Ollie appears to be a successful man--a big departure from his usual role and Stanley a nephew visiting from Scotland. Talk about a different Laurel and Hardy plot!! The rest of the film concerns the hilarity (?) that occurs when Ollie takes his kilted nephew through the city. Again and again, huge crowds gather to laugh at the sight of a guy in a kilt. While as an American I do find the idea of a man in essentially a skirt funny, it certainly was not as funny as the film tried to make it seem and was certainly not enough to sustain an entire comedy short! Now there were some funny moments here and there, but laughing at a kilt and laughing as Stanley chased women (much like Harpo Marx in later films) just isn't that thrilling. As a result of this and the bizarre chemistry, I think this one earns a 6. For devoted fans of the team like myself, it's a must--for most others its a film best not seen until you see their better films, as this one might give you the mistaken impression that their films weren't that funny.


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