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They Bought a Boat (1914)

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Jack and Billy buy a boat and hire a cabin boy. A government inspector tells them they must have safety equipment. They buy too much, overload the boat, and it sinks.

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Royal Byron ...
Captain Jack Burns (as Roy Byron)
C.W. Ritchie ...
Captain Billy Hale
Ed Lawrence ...
Government Inspector
James Levering ...
Ancient Mariner
Billy Bowers ...
Jack Kedge
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Cabin Boy (as Babe Hardy)
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Jack and Billy buy a boat and hire a cabin boy. A government inspector tells them they must have safety equipment. They buy too much, overload the boat, and it sinks.

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15 August 1914 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Puncture Proof Sock Man (1914). See more »

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The 22 Year Old Oliver Hardy
28 November 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In the year that Charles Chaplin made his screen debut with the Keystone Film Company in 'Making A Living' on the 9th February 1914, Oliver Hardy (known as Babe Hardy) was earning a living by acting in one reelers such as They Bought A Boat'. He would have to wait until 1927 when he teamed up with Stan Laurel in the classic silent short film, 'You're Darn Tootin', before he would receive the same level of fame as Chaplin.


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