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The Way of All Pants (1927)

A man delivering a pair of trousers loses his own pants, setting off a chaotic sequence of events.




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Cast overview:
Edna Marion
Hazel Howell
Frank Leigh
(as Tommy Dugan)
Buddy the Dog


A man is delivering a pair of trousers that a woman has ordered for her husband. She asks him to try them on himself, so that she can see how they fit. But as he is in the middle of changing, the husband arrives home, sees the apparent intruder, and asks a detective to help catch him. Caught without his own pants, the delivery man manages to take the detective's pants from him, setting off a chaotic series of similar incidents. Written by Snow Leopard

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Short | Comedy





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29 October 1927 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Edited into The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy (1967) See more »

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4 May 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

How tragic that this little gem is incomplete today. Still, there are a little more footage in existence than what is seen in the "Lost Films of Laurel & Hardy vol. 6": Robert Youngson's "The Further Perils of Laurel & Hardy" Show the same footage as Mr. Agee does in Lost Films..., but Youngson's footage continues and actually shows us the rest of the film. Charley gets off the bus and there, by the bus stop, is Edna Marion waiting for him. The detective seen previously passes the two, greets them and continues down the street in riding trousers, much to Edna's and Charley's amusement.

Lacking the major part of reel one, it is great fun studying the film's cutting continuity. The film actually opens with Charley being asked to employ one of the many charming young ladies replying to the ad for the job. Edna is chosen, being described as "Edna - one stenographer in a thousand - She knows the difference between a comma and a period--".

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