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Just Rambling Along (1918)

A nervy young man follows a pretty lady into a diner to flirt with her, but winds up getting stuck with the tab.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Nervy Young Man
Clarine Seymour ... Pretty Lady
Noah Young Noah Young ... Policeman
James Parrott James Parrott ... Waiter / chef assistant
Bud Jamison ... Chef
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bunny Bixby Bunny Bixby
Mary Burns Mary Burns ... (as May Burns)
Harry Clifton Harry Clifton
Helen Fletcher Helen Fletcher
Max Hamburger Max Hamburger
Wallace Howe Wallace Howe
Bert Jefferson Bert Jefferson
Alma Maxim Alma Maxim
Belle Mitchell
Herb Morris Herb Morris
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A man and a boy both notice a wallet that has been left on the sidewalk, but the man relinquishes his claim to it when the boy's father, a policeman, arrives. Soon afterward, the man joins several others in following an attractive woman into a cafeteria. When he is ejected because of not having any money, he goes back and tricks the boy out of some change, and then makes another attempt. Written by Snow Leopard

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1918 (USA) See more »

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Au jour le jour See more »

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Rolin Films See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Watchable early Stan Laurel short
31 July 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Okay, this Stan Laurel film is far from great and a very far cry from the films he did with Oliver Hardy. However, when you compare it to other solo comedy shorts from the same period, this one is pretty good and has a few cute scenes plus it is far better than the slapstick films a decade earlier because this one at least has a plot (many earlier comedies didn't). But don't expect any magic here--just a few mildly funny scenes were Stan tries to sneak out of paying a restaurant bill or avoid a cop. Stan's timing on his own isn't bad but you can see why in this and other solo shorts he made he wasn't a first tier star. The policeman, by the way, was Noah Young--and you may have seen him in many of Harold Lloyd's films, as they did a lot together.


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