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Two Tars (1928)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  3 November 1928 (USA)
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Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor ... See full summary »

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Edgar Kennedy ...
Motorist
Thelma Hill ...
Brunette girl
Ruby Blaine ...
Blonde girl
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Harry Bernard ...
Truck driver
Chet Brandenburg ...
Motorist
Baldwin Cooke ...
Motorist
Edgar Dearing ...
Motorcycle policeman
Frank Ellis ...
Motorist
Helen Gilmore ...
Motorist
Clara Guiol ...
Motorist
Charlie Hall ...
Shopkeeper
Jack Hill ...
Motorist with mattress
Fred Holmes ...
Motorist
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Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor collision sets off an escalating series of tit-for-tat retaliations which eventually has most of the cars in pieces. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Thomas Benton Roberts, playing the part of the Motorist with Tomatoes, was a prop man and carpenter on the Roach lot. The tomato rubbed in his face had been previously cut open and filled with ketchup, so it would film better. See more »

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a well constructed and satisfying comedy
15 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Part of the beauty of this perfectly paced classic comedy is not just it's gradual compounding of incident but how resonant it's plotting is today. Who likes traffic jams? Nobody! Stan and Ollie seem almost prescient to have tapped into a vexation that plagues us even now; maybe more than ever on today's superhighways that still cannot accommodate the flow of modern commuting. It is not so much the individual performances that matter here, but the over-all building of pace and piling on of incident. I think of this film every time I'm tangled in bad traffic; so will you, but please resist the temptation to rip the fender off of the car alongside you -- it may be mine.


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