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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.


Hal Roach




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


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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Short | Comedy


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Edited into The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy (1967) See more »

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Nice Early Film with Stan
8 March 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Just Rambling Along (1918)

*** (out of 4)

A beautiful woman (Clarine Seymour) walks past a rather nerdy looking man (Stan Laurel) and he decides to follow her into a café. The man has no money so he must not only steal some money but also steal some food so that he can sit next to the woman.

This Hal Roach directed comedy isn't going to be mistaken for a masterpiece but I think fans of silent comedies and fans of Laurel should enjoy it. Obviously when people think of Stan they think of his work with Oliver Hardy but he had well over a decades worth of work before the duo teamed up. This here is one of his earliest films and I think he does a very good job here with the comic timing. Just check out the scene where he keeps stealing food for an example. There are some nice laughs throughout so this is certainly worth watching.

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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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1.33 : 1
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