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21 December 1924 (USA) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Arthur Stone ... Wilmot McBeezle

Katherine Grant ... Miss Dodo - the Inventor's Daughter

Kewpie Morgan ... Big Hearted Bill - the Landlord

Olive Borden ... Slippery Sue

Noah Young ... Policeman

Glen Cavender ... Pawnshop Owner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Daniels ... Professor Alonzo Dodo (uncredited)

Fay Wray ... Girl Entering Taxi (uncredited)

Directed by
Hampton Del Ruth 
 
Writing credits
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Hal Roach 
H.M. Walker 

Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer
 
Film Editing by
T.J. Crizer 
 

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This short was screened at the Castro Theater in San Francisco for the 12th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival, as part of a program entitled "Hal Roach: King of Comedy (1924-1929)" in 2007.See more »

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Roach Tries a Touch of Sennett, 13 October 2014
Author: boblipton from New York City

With Hampton del Ruth in charge of this Arthur Stone comedy, it's little surprise that it seems more like a Sennett comedy than a Roach comedy. In fact, the "mechanical man" plot was used several times by Sennett; 1917's "A Clever Dummy" with Ben Turpin springs to mind. The second half has him running a pawn shop and I don't have to tell you what that sounds like.

Stone seems more like a precursor of Harry Langdon, with his childlike attitude, than a more typical Roach character, grounded at least partially in the real world. Perhaps this was a style of comedy that Del Ruth hoped to foster, because most of the people that Stone encounters and annoys -- which are the same thing -- quickly grow impatient with him.

There are a couple of faces that will make this interesting for the folks who like to spot the stars before anyone knew who they were. Olive Borden shows up to run a scam, and Fay Wray can be spotted in a taxi. However this short, while never less than watchable, is not as good as one would wish. Particularly Hal Roach.

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