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Are Crooks Dishonest? (1918)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Short | 23 June 1918 (USA)
Con artists Harold and Snub attempt to outwit phony psychic Miss Goulash and her "professor" father.

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Gilbert Pratt (as Gil Pratt)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Harold
Bebe Daniels ... Miss Goulash
'Snub' Pollard ... Snub (as Harry Pollard)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Blaisdell
Sammy Brooks Sammy Brooks
Lige Conley
William Gillespie
Helen Gilmore ... Old lady in park
Lew Harvey Lew Harvey
Gus Leonard Gus Leonard ... Old man in park
Charles Stevenson ... (as C.E. Stevenson)
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Storyline

Miss Goulash has just finished conducting a séance at the Mystic Temple, so she and her father decide to take a walk to the park. Meanwhile, two con men are in the park, playing a confidence game with the use of fake jewelry. They succeed in conning Professor Goulash and several other targets. But when they try their trick on Miss Goulash, she becomes suspicious. She soon tricks them out of their money, and gets them pursued by the police. When the con men try to elude a police officer by hiding in the Mystic Temple, they soon find themselves in another battle of wits with Miss Goulash. Written by Snow Leopard

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1918 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Passez muscade See more »

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Production Co:

Rolin Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Adam of Silent Comedy in the New Medium
15 March 2004 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

The 26 year old Harold Lloyd is a kind of 20th century Odysseus in this film. He is unembraced by professional society (even though he belongs to it) just like Odysseus when he returned to Ithaca. He is a trained professional, but his pursuit of happiness through a loving relationship and meaningful work is denied him. Romance seems to be inaccessible to him in this film. Acceptance within the society that he was brought up in is also inaccessible. Thus the question, are crooks dishonest? If he is forced into dishonesty because the society that he belongs to turns its back on him, is he wrong to do that? The alternative is just to settle for mediocre jobs and barely pay the bills.


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