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James Parrott (1897–1939)

Hal Roach hired him in the early 20's as a comedian called Paul Parrott but his talent was as a film director. He was also a good writer turning out many scripts for Laurel and Hardy and directed 22 of their films, more than any other of their directors. His first film with them was the silent Their Purple Moment (1928), followed a year later with ... See full bio »

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Known For

Pardon Us Marching Prisoner Next to Hardy
Pardon Us Director
Los presidiarios Director
Feu mon oncle Director


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 1934 Washee Ironee (Short)
Man walking by laundry
 1931 Pardon Us
Marching Prisoner Next to Hardy (uncredited)
 1930 The King (Short)
The King's Advisor (uncredited)
 1926 The Old War-Horse (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1926 Hired and Fired (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1926 The Only Son (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1926 Pay the Cashier (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1926 Soft Pedal (Short)
Willing, i.e. the Wizard of Finance (as Paul Parrott)
 1926 Don't Butt In (Short)
The Roustabout (as Paul Parrott)
 1926 Between Meals (Short)
In Trouble (as Paul Parrott)
 1925 Whispering Lions (Short)
Rhino (as Paul Parrott)
 1925 Are Parents Pickles? (Short)
Fire Salesman (as Jimmie Parrott)
 1925 The Caretaker's Daughter (Short)
The Caretaker (as Jimmie Parrott)
 1925 The House of Flickers (Short)
The Projectionist
 1924/I The Masked Marvel (Short)
Wilfred Flopp (as Paul Parrott)
 1924 A Deep Sea Panic (Short)
A Shanghaied Sailor
 1924 Sittin' Pretty (Short)
Loco Larry - Bearded Lunatic
 1924 Sweet Papa (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1924 Pain as You Enter (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1924 Get Busy (Short)
Taller pal (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Join the Circus (Short)
Trainer (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Dear Ol' Pal (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Winner Take All (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 No Pets (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923/II Finger Prints (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Take the Air (Short)
Iron-worker (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Live Wires (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Post No Bills (Short)
The Bill Poster (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 For Guests Only (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 The Uncovered Wagon (Short)
Bill Bunion (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Fresh Eggs (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 For Art's Sake (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Sunny Spain (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Speed the Swede (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Good Riddance (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 The Smile Wins (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Get Your Man (Short)
The Northwest Mounted Policeman (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Bowled Over (Short)
The Challenger (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 For Safe Keeping (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Shoot Straight (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Do Your Stuff (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Tight Shoes (Short)
The New Clerk (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 A Loose Tightwad (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Jailed and Bailed (Short)
Paul (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Once Over (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Don't Say Die (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Mr. Hyppo (Short)
Professor Egg (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Paste and Paper (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1923 Watch Your Wife (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Fire the Fireman (Short)
The Fire Department Recruit (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 The White Blacksmith (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Fair Week (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 I'll Take Vanilla (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922/II Blaze Away (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 The Flivver (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Harvest Hands (Short)
The Son (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Washed Ashore (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Shine 'em Up! (Short)
Paul, the Hustler (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 The Golf Bug (Short)
Paul (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Shiver and Shake (Short)
The Newlywed Husband (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Out on Bail (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 The Uppercut (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Face the Camera (Short)
 1922 Soak the Sheik (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Bone Dry (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 The Landlubber (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Wet Weather (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Rough on Romeo (Short)
Lionel (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 The Truth Juggler (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Touch All the Bases (Short)
The Baseball Fan (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Take Next Car (Short)
Chief Engineer (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Busy Bees (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 The Bride-to-Be (Short)
The Groom-to-Be (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 The Sleuth (Short)
Bellboy / house detective (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 A Bed of Roses (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 The Late Lamented (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922/II Friday, the Thirteenth (Short)
Superstitious Sammy (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Stand Pat (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Rich Man, Poor Man (Short)
The Janitor (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Loose Change (Short)
The Son of the Bank President (as Paul Parrott)
 1922 Try, Try Again (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1921 Big Town Ideas
Spick Sprague
 1920 His First Flat Tire (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1920 Way Out West (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1920 The Window Trimmer (Short) (as Paul Parrott)
 1919 An Auto Nut (Short)
The Auto Nut's Lawyer (as Paul Parrott)
 1919 Don't Park Here (Short)
A Car Owner (as Jimmy Parrott)
 1919 Don't Shove (Short)
Party guest
 1919 Heap Big Chief (Short)
 1919 Chop Suey & Co. (Short)
 1919 Count Your Change (Short)
 1919 A Jazzed Honeymoon (Short)
 1919 At the Old Stage Door (Short)
 1919 Off the Trolley (Short)
 1919 Swat the Crook (Short)
 1919 Pistols for Breakfast (Short)
 1919 Si, Senor (Short)
 1919 Ring Up the Curtain (Short)
 1919 Crack Your Heels (Short)
 1919 Young Mr. Jazz (Short) (uncredited)
 1919 A Sammy in Siberia (Short) (uncredited)
 1919 The Dutiful Dub (Short)
 1919 I'm on My Way (Short) (uncredited)
 1919 Hoot Mon! (Short)
 1919 Ask Father (Short)
Willie - Rival Suitor (uncredited)
 1919 Hustling for Health (Short)
Man missing his train (uncredited)
 1919 Going! Going! Gone! (Short)
 1919 Wanted - $5, 000 (Short)
 1919 Do You Love Your Wife? (Short)
 1918 She Loves Me Not (Short)
 1918 Hear 'Em Rave (Short)
 1918 Just Rambling Along (Short)
Waiter / chef assistant
 1918 Why Pick on Me? (Short)
 1918 No Place Like Jail (Short)
 1918 Two Scrambled (Short)
 1918 Bride and Gloom (Short)
 1918 That's Him (Short)
 1918 An Ozark Romance (Short)
 1918 Somewhere in Turkey (Short)
 1918 Sic 'Em, Towser (Short)
 1918 Fireman Save My Child (Short)
 1918 Two-Gun Gussie (Short) (uncredited)
 1918 Kicked Out (Short)
 1918 Hey There (Short)
 1918 It's a Wild Life (Short)
 1918 Pipe the Whiskers (Short)
 1918 Follow the Crowd (Short)
 1918/II On the Jump (Short)
 1918 Let's Go (Short)
 1918 Here Come the Girls (Short)
 1918 Look Pleasant, Please (Short)
Drunken Swell (uncredited)
 1918 A Gasoline Wedding (Short) (uncredited)
 1918 Beat It (Short)
 1918 Hit Him Again (Short)
 1918 The Lamb (Short)
 1917 The Big Idea (Short) (uncredited)
 1917 An Aerial Joy Ride (Short)
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Alternate Names:

James G. Parrott | Jimmie Parrott | Jimmy Parrott | Paul Parrott


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