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Sold at Auction (1923)

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Snub gets a job helping an auctioneer. He's instructed to sell off a household estate, but goes to the wrong house. After everything is sold, the real owner returns, and forces Snub to track down all the buyers to restore the property.

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The Auctioneer's Helper
Wallace Howe ...
The Man Who Sold
James Finlayson ...
The Man Who WAS Sold
Marie Mosquini ...
The Sold Man's Wife
Jack Ackroyd ...
'Whiskers'
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William Gillespie ...
Aviator with false teeth
Charles Stevenson ...
Auctioneer
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Snub gets a job helping an auctioneer. He's instructed to sell off a household estate, but goes to the wrong house. After everything is sold, the real owner returns, and forces Snub to track down all the buyers to restore the property.

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27 May 1923 (USA)  »

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Sold at Auction was a pretty funny Hal Roach silent short starring Snub Pollard
29 June 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short I found on the "American Slapstick" DVD collection of rare silent comedies starts bizarre and has an anything goes-quality one rarely sees in Mr. Roach's output. It stars Snub Pollard who is initially introduced as a baby left on a doorstep before we see him fully grown about 20 or so years later still in that basket! From there, he gets bumped car to car crossing the street prior to getting literally thrown through a window as an auction is taking place! Also appearing is James Finlayson as a man who's items accidentally get sold. There's also some animated mosquitoes, a moving piano, and a lamppost that's not as sturdy as one thinks. Charley Chase's direction, which he did under his real surname Parrott, is mostly frenetic though not every thing depicted here is fall-on-your-knees hilarious. Still, Sold at Auction is pretty entertaining throughout so on that note, I highly recommend it.


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