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The Hobo (1917)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  1 November 1917 (USA)
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Billy is a hobo who hangs around the train station. He creates disruption in the ticket office, at the lunch counter, and in the lives of some of the customers.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Billy West ...
The Hobo
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Harold (as Babe Hardy)
Leo White ...
Mr. Fox
Bud Ross ...
(as Budd Ross)
Virginia Clark ...
Dolly
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Harry Naughton ...
Brakeman
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A tramp who has been hiding underneath a railroad car wakes up while the train is stopped, and follows a pretty girl into the train station. When he flirts with her, the girl's boyfriend becomes angry and provokes a series of confrontations with the tramp. When things calm down, the tramp winds up working at the station's lunch counter, where he soon runs into some new predicaments. Written by Snow Leopard

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train | tramp | car | car theft | dog | See more »

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Comedy | Short

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1 November 1917 (USA)  »

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The Station Master  »

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Goofs

Babe Hardy's gag of eating a long link of sausages in one sitting have obvious stops and starts throughout. See more »

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

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A take-off on Chaplin's success.
17 August 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This short was obviously made to take off on Charlie Chaplin's popularity at the time. Not only does Billy West look like The Tramp (Tramp, Hobo, get it?), he acts like him, too. Despite that, this is a rather good comedy, with some good spots, even though we've all seen it a million times by now. This film was later given narration in the talkie era, which is some times annoying, but other times fitting for the film (the narrator sounds like he's having a grand time, too).


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