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A janitor ends up in the middle of a lover's feud.

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Stan Laurel, Bunny Bixby, Mary Burns
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Though only the second half survives, here's a synopsis of what's left: Stan is a Robin Hood-type character in a medieval walled town. He's chased by an army of knights, but both he and his... See full summary »

Director: Frank Fouce
Stars: Stan Laurel, Mae Laurel, Catherine Bennett
Mixed Nuts (1922)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Nuts in May (1917), re-cut, with added footage and outtakes from _Pest, The (1922)_, combined with newly shot sequences to bridge the scenes.

Directors: Mel Brown, Robin Williamson
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The Pest (1922)
Comedy | Short
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Stan Laurel plays a book salesman who has a series of encounters, mostly revolving around a young woman who might be evicted by her lecherous landlord. Along the way, Stan dresses up as a ... See full summary »

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Stars: Stan Laurel, Glen Cavender, Vera Reynolds
Nuts in May (1917)
Comedy | Short
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Director: Robin Williamson
Stars: Stan Laurel, Mae Laurel, Lucille Arnold
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A riotous comedy of social errors, as absurd as a butler's whiskers. (Trade paper ad). See more »

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2 October 1922 (USA)  »

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Unfortunately Weak
22 February 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Only the first reel of this two-reeler from 1922 seems to survive, which is a pity. Of course every lost reel of film is a sad loss, but this is a Stan Laurel film, one of the great talents of film comedy, and a loss of one of his films is greater than, say a missing Al Joy comedy.

Even so, this is not a particularly good comedy. While some of the gags are sharp and in focus, like his skipping around the rug in his room for no clear reason until the payoff, some are simple random bits, like reaching for a billiard chalk and snatching the wig off a bald woman.

You may notice that Stan seems to be wearing a lot of mascara around his eyes. The orthochromatic film stock in use at this time could not pick up his pale blue eyes and this was a means of compensating. Within a couple of years, panchromatic stock would become standard and the eye makeup would disappear. And he would learn how to structure his gags brilliantly.


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