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The Second 100 Years (1927)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  8 October 1927 (USA)
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Two convicts (Laurel & Hardy), in an escape attempt, tunnel into the warden's office, instead. They then disguise themselves as painters and walk out the front gate. Needing new clothes, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Little Goofy
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Big Goofy
Charlie Hall ...
Convict
James Finlayson ...
Gov. Browne Van Dyke
Otto Fries ...
Lecoque
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Dinner Guest
Ellinor Vanderveer ...
Countess de Cognac (as Ellinor Van der Veer)
Dorothy Coburn ...
Flapper
Tiny Sandford ...
Guard
William Gillespie ...
Extra
Frank Brownlee ...
Prison Warden
Edgar Dearing ...
Officer
Charles A. Bachman ...
Officer
Bob O'Connor ...
Voitrex (as Bob O'Conor)
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Dinner Guest
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Two convicts (Laurel & Hardy), in an escape attempt, tunnel into the warden's office, instead. They then disguise themselves as painters and walk out the front gate. Needing new clothes, they steal suits from visiting dignitaries, take their places in a limousine, and are delivered back to the same prison for a tour. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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8 October 1927 (USA)  »

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This is one of the few films in the Laurel & Hardy canon in which they don't use their own names. See more »

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The Bald Headed Laurel and Hardy
12 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The plot itself is enough to make anyone want to watch this short film. Stan Laurel began to develop his future image from this film as a result of his hair growing back spiky. It is the in thing now to have spiky haired formations, but at the time, I guess it must have been revolutionary for him to do it then.


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