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Putting Pants on Philip (1927)

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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Girl Chased by Philip
Alfred Fisher ...
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Jack Hill ...
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Sam Lufkin ...
Ship's Doctor
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Tom Mintz
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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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Metti i pantaloni a Philip  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Philip (Stan Laurel) set down the kilt for the young lady to cross the street, the checkered shorts he was wearing were longer than the ones he started out with. See more »

Quotes

Louise: Philip has but one weakness - women. At the sight of a pretty girl he has spots before his eyes.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.215 (2006) See more »

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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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