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Sailors, Beware! (1927)

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A con artist (Garvin) and a midget dressed as her infant son, are unmasked aboard a ship by a steward (Laurel.)

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Chester Chaste, cabdriver
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A con artist (Garvin) and a midget dressed as her infant son, are unmasked aboard a ship by a steward (Laurel.)

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Cuidado com os Marujos  »

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One of the boy's funnier early shorts
8 January 2010 | by (www.moviemoviesite.com) – See all my reviews

Sailors Beware is one of Laurel & Hardy's earlier shorts, and they're not friends in this one. Ollie's a ship's purser with an eye for the ladies while Stan is a taxi driver who gets duped out of his fare and winds up on Ollie's boat. The film is quite funny, although the most memorable aspect is the midget who plays the husband of a villainous vamp. Disguised as a baby throughout, the midget puffs on a cigar and cheats at dice. Weirdest of all, he actually looks like a baby, which definitely lends a surreal quality to the film at times.

Stan's persona is almost fully developed by now. The blank gazes at the screen aren't there yet, but the confused tears of distress are, and it's clear his character isn't the brightest of sparks. He's probably not quite as dim as he would later be, but he's getting there. Ollie, meanwhile, displays surprisingly few of the trademark delicacies of movement that would later make him instantly recognisable. The film's still worth a look, anyway. If you like the boys and/or silent comedy, you're sure to be entertained.


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