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Health Warning
22 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's difficult to judge these old silent films from a modern perspective. It really was another age and time. I find them all a bit confusing at times trying to understand exactly what is happening without the benefit of sound to help. Perhaps the silent movie audiences of the time had some type of mental shorthand that allowed them to grasp the subtle nuances of the plots and action.

All I can figure is that Stan Laurel is picked up at the train depot and brought back by the husband to the family home where the wife is having a suffragette meeting. None too pleased they cause mayhem and then the neighbours are brought into it as Stan cleans up the backyard by throwing all the rubbish into their award winning garden.

Stan falls foul of them again when he steals their food to give to his new friends and is finally left outside in the yard mooning over the neighbours' daughter in a downpour.

Again, from today's viewpoint, it looks like it was made up as it went along and the slapstick and pratfalls of the time aren't that funny anymore. And is really only interesting as a curio of the work that Stan did before he famously teamed up with Ollie.

I came across this short at the end of a video tape of 'March of the Wooden Soldiers,' a full length L&H film. It was uncredited on the box cover and how it got there is a puzzle.

For L&H completists only.


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