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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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Silence isn't always golden...
19 August 2009 | by (www.moviemoviesite.com) – See all my reviews

There are some good sight gags in this silent Laurel & Hardy comedy, but there's very little plot to speak of. The boys sport shaven heads as they play a pair of convicts attempting to escape from prison and the film follows their various doomed attempts. They dig a tunnel only to strike a water pipe and end up surfacing in the warden's office. Sent to the exercise yard, they're forced to perform exercises. They eventually escape disguised as painters but are followed by a cop and end up painting half the town in their attempts to shake him off. They find themselves back in prison when they hijack the car of a pair of French dignitaries visiting the prison.

Most of Laurel & Hardy's silent films lose some of the boy's inimitable character simply because we can't hear their voices, and this one's no exception. There are a few funny moments – when the pair instantly assume the marching position, hand on the shoulder of the man in front, when the dinner gong sounds as they're pretending to be the French dignitaries, for example, but you can't help feeling it would be more enjoyable if you could just hear them speak. When Ollie can't voice his frustration and Stan can't squeakily express his distress we only really have half the act.


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